Flexible endoscopy: surgical education

Joshua S. Winder, Ryan M. Juza


Flexible endoscopy plays a major role in the diagnosis and treatment of gastrointestinal disease. To fulfill that role, the American Board of Surgery and the Society of Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons created a formalized curriculum to ensure competency of surgical trainees. A robust didactic and skills-based curriculum was developed and initiated across all general surgery training programs in the US. In this article, we will review the current curricula, its components, testing, and validation.