Fundamentals of Endoscopic Surgery (FES)

Endoscopy is a critical skill for general surgeons, especially those who are going into practice in rural environments. The American Board of Surgery has mandated that all surgery residents pass the Fundamentals of Endoscopic Surgery curriculum (FEC) and the Fundamentals of Endoscopic Surgery practical exam (FES). At Utah, we not only provide you with the educational material to pass FEC, we are also a testing center for FES. This means you will train on the simulator on which you will test. The entire fundamentals program is completed during the first three years or residency. For more information, please see the FES website.

William Peche, MD
Director, FES program