Bariatric Endoscopy Skill Acquisition Focused Evaluation
Welcome to the ASMBS / SAGES Video Curriculum leading to BE-SAFE! the new ASMBS / SAGES verification examination for Bariatric Endoscopy. BE-SAFE! stands for Bariatric Endoscopy- Skill Acquisition Focused Evaluation ASMBS and SAGES have worked together to develop a verification process for members with experience in performing bariatric endoscopy to verify they have acquired the necessary skills to perform these procedures. We believe strongly that surgeons should be performing endoscopy and hope to further strengthen our important role in endoscopic treatment of bariatric patients.
Candidates are required to have performed at least 50 upper endoscopic procedures and then complete the video curriculum before taking the qualifying written exam. After passing the qualifying written exam, candidates will then be able to register for the BE-SAFE! hands on skills verification exam.
The video curriculum is free to ASMBS and SAGES members. Watching all eight videos is required for entry into the qualifying written exam site which will open in May. When the exam opens, an active hyperlink to the exam will appear on this web page.
Lab Exam Registration is Open!
Step 1 Watch Videos
Step 2 Take Written Qualifying Exam $150
Step 3 A Score of 70% or Higher on the Qualifying Exam is Required to Register for BE-SAFE!
Step 4 Register for BE-SAFE! Bariatric Endoscopy – Skill Acquisition Focused Evaluation $995
*BE-SAFE! exam applicants must register at the BE-SAFE! website. Applicants cannot register for this exam through the 2023 Annual Meeting registration portal.