Fundamentals of Robotic Surgery
ISE wants to recognize and support the efforts of the Fundamentals of Robotic Surgery (FRS), a multi-specialty, proficiency-based curriculum of basic cognitive, technical, team-based and communication skills to help surgeons safely and efficiently perform robotic-assisted surgery. This 2 year development process brought together over 80 experts from all of the major surgical specialties in the United States that currently perform robotic-assisted surgical procedures, the Department of Defense and the Veterans Administration.
This group conducted 4 consensus conferences including:
1) Outcome measures
2) Curriculum planning
3) Curriculum development
4) Validation study design
It is anticipated that hundreds and possibly thousands of robotic surgeons will be training and assessed utilizing the curriculum. Curriculum validation studies are presently ongoing. Clinicians can access the comprehensive curriculum www.FRStraining.org
ISE wants to recognize and support the efforts of the Robotic Training Network (RTN) whose vision is to standardize the robotic surgical curriculum and education residents/fellows-in-training (OBGYN and SURGERY) through the development of a collaborative network. This network is led by a multidisciplinary team of surgeons who are also Fellows in the American College of Surgeons (FACS) and the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecology (FACOG) representing 9 founding members from leading academic institutions in the United States.
Beth Israel Deaconness Medical Center
Celebration Hospital Florida
Johns Hopkins University
Lehigh Valley Health Network
Newark Beth Israel Medical Center
University of North Carolina
Wright State University