MCLS/FCLS Exam 2015



Dear Colleague

Applications are invited from eligible candidates for award of MCLS/FCLS fellowship by the International College of Laparoscopic Surgeons (established under the aegis of College of Laparoscopic Surgeons Society-Regd) during the 5th Convocation of International College of Laparoscopic Surgeons to be held during the 8th National Conference of SELSI (SELSICON 2015) at Kochi, from 7th to 9th August 2015.

The examination for eligible candidates will be held at Minimally Invasive Surgery Training Centre, All India Institute of Medical Sciences New Delhi and Skills Centre, MAMC, New Delhi on 19th July 2015 from 8 AM - 6 PM.

The applications should reach the undersigned latest by 5th July 2014. The eligible candidates will be called for examination. The application form accompanied by the fellowship/membership fee and all the relevant documents should only be sent. Incomplete applications will not be entertained. The detailed information regarding eligibility and mode of examination is attached along with.


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CATEGORIES OF MEMBERSHIP

1.    FELLOW OF THE INTERNATIONAL COLLEGE OF LAPAROSCOPIC SURGEONS (FCLS)
       A) BY EXAMINATION (FCLS 6Years)
       B) BY EXAMINATION (FCLS 10Years)
       C) HONORARY (By Invitation)

2. MEMBER OF THE INTERNATIONAL COLLEGE OF LAPAROSCOPIC SURGEONS (MCLS)

CRITERIA FOR FELLOW OF THE INTERNATIONAL COLLEGE OF LAPAROSCOPIC SURGEONS BY EXAMINATION (FCLS 6Y)

Essential requirements:
1.    Post MS/DNB candidates – 6 Years of laparoscopic experience post MS/DNB.
2.    Post MS/DNB with MCLS degree – 4 years of laparoscopic experience.
3.    Two research publications and/or at least four presentations in National/International conferences.
4.    Dry Laboratory training with certificate from ICLS/SELSI recognized Dry Skills Laboratory – 30 Hours.
5.    Proctorship at ICLS/SELSI recognized National Centre (8 weeks) with Proctor certification.
All the candidates found eligible for award of Fellowship (FCLS 6Years) will be invited to appear in the Fellowship Examination. The candidates will be evaluated on the following criteria:

A. MCQ based evaluation of Knowledge and aptitude – 100 marks.
B. Dry Laboratory skills – 100 marks
C. Wet Laboratory skills – 100 marks
D. Proctor Certification – 50 marks.
E. Log Book evaluation (Log Book+ Research publications+ Presentations) – 50 marks.
F. Interview by Panel of FCLS faculty covering skills, knowledge and Aptitude – 100 marks.

CRITERIA FOR FELLOW OF THE INTERNATIONAL COLLEGE OF LAPAROSCOPIC SURGEONS BY EXAMINATION (FCLS 10 Years)

Essential requirements:
1.    Post MS/DNB Experience – 10 Years with evidence of active surgical practice as a Laparoscopic/endoscopic surgeon.
2.    Four research publications and/or minimum 6 presentations in National/international conferences
All the candidates found eligible for award of Fellowship (FCLS 10 Years) will be invited to appear in the Fellowship Examination. The candidates will be evaluated on the following criteria:

A. MCQ based evaluation of Knowledge and aptitude test – 100 marks.
B. Log Book evaluation (Log Book+ Research publications+ Presentations)– 100 marks
C. Interview by Panel of FCLS faculty covering Skills, knowledge and Aptitude – 200 marks.

CRITERIA FOR MEMBER OF THE INTERNATIONAL COLLEGE OF LAPAROSCOPIC SURGEONS BY EXAMINATION (MCLS)

Essential requirements:
1.    After 2 years of MS/DNB training and has one year or more of laparoscopic exposure.
2.    One research publication or 2 presentations in National/ international conferences.
3.    Dry Laboratory training with certificate from ICLS/SELSI recognized Dry Skills Laboratory – 30 Hours.
4.    Certificate of laparoscopic exposure from HOD where candidate is pursuing his training.
All the candidates found eligible for award of Membership (MCLS) will be invited to appear in the
Membership Examination. The candidates will be evaluated on the following criteria:

A. MCQ based evaluation of Knowledge and aptitude – 100 marks.
B. Dry Laboratory skills – 100 marks
C. Log Book evaluation (Log Book+ Research publications+ Presentations)– 50 marks.
D. Interview by Panel of FCLS faculty covering Skills, knowledge and Aptitude – 50 marks.

CRITERIA FOR FELLOW OF THE INTERNATIONAL COLLEGE OF LAPAROSCOPIC SURGEONS (HONORARY/BY INVITATION) (FCLS H)

1 Conferred on distinguished senior laparoscopic surgeons of eminence from India and abroad, who are devoted to the development of the specialty of laparoscopy and minimal access surgery and are leaders in innovations in MAS.
2 Detailed Curriculum Vitae would be invited or submitted/ forwarded to ICLS by two fellows of ICLS.
3 Candidate's eligibility and suitability towards the award of the Fellowship will be decided by the Executive committee of ICLS and ratified by the Board of Governors.
4 Award of FCLS will be during Convocation of ICLS.

GENERAL CRITERIA

» Candidates fulfilling all essential qualifications need only apply. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
» All the individual parts of the examination (listed from A to C, D, or F) would need to be separately cleared by the candidate (minimum 50% marks) and the results would remain valid for a period of one year.
» Failure to achieve the required standard in any one section would result in failure of the candidate to pass the examination. The candidate will then need to reapply for appearing in the next scheduled examination and will have to clear only the particular section in which he/she was found to be unsuccessful.
» A candidate will be given a maximum of three chances to clear all the parts of the examination within a time frame of 1 year from the time of appearing in the first examination, with a reduced examination fee of Rs. 3000/- for non members and Rs. 2000/- for members of SELSI/HIS for MCLS and Rs. 4000/- and Rs. 3000/- respectively for FCLS.
» Candidate's eligibility and suitability towards the award of the Fellowship will be decided by the Executive committee of ICLS and ratified by the Board of Governors.
» The successful candidates shall be awarded FCLS during Convocation of ICLS

IMPORTANT TERMS

» Proctor – An ICLS certified faculty working at an ICLS certified training centre under whom the specified duration of training needs to be completed and a certificate for the same be obtained in order to be eligible for applying to the ICLS for fellowship.
» The proctor certification of the candidate is mandatory (where specified) and will be checked as a part of the examination conducted for the grant of Fellowship (FCLS).
» The list of recognized proctorship centres and proctors is available on ICLS website.
» Training Laboratory – An ICLS certified facility where hands-on training is provided on laparoscopy in order to train the candidate in dry laboratory skills.
» The list of recognized laboratory facilities is available on ICLS website.
» Dry laboratory skills – Training in laparoscopy using simulation and or instruments/implements without the use of animal tissues.
» Wet laboratory skills – Training in laparoscopy using simulation and or instruments/implements on animal tissues.
» Visit by Proctor – This would be carried out by an ICLS certified faculty. The purpose is to certify the candidates centre and see him/her performing minimal access procedures.
» Minimal Access Procedures - Laparoscopic cholecystectomy, appendicectomy, diagnostic laparoscopy, TAPP/TEP, ventral hernia repairs constitutes these procedures.

MCLS/FCLS Eligibility Criteria at a Glance

S. No. Criterion MCLS FCLS (6 yrs) FCLS (10 yrs)
1. Minimum Experience Third year resident in
MS/DNB with one year
exposure in laparoscopic
surgery
6 years post MS/DNB
or 4 years post
MS/DNB with MCLS
10 years post
MS/DNB in
laparoscopic
surgery
2. Publications/Presentations 1 and/or 1 2 and/or 4 4 and/or 6
3. Laboratory training with
certificate
30 hours
Dry lab
30 hours
Dry lab
-
4. Proctorship with certificate - 8 weeks -
Examination Requirements
5. MCQ based examination 100 marks 100 marks 100 marks
6. Skills evaluation Dry lab
100 marks
Dry lab + Wet lab
100 + 100
-
7. Proctor certification - 50 marks -
8. Log book evaluation 50 marks 50 marks 100 marks
9. Interview 50 marks 100 marks 200 marks
Total marks 300 500 400

Please Note:
1. Proctor Certificate will be verified at the time of interview 2. Log Book in original is mendatory at the time of interview

APPLICATION FORM

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