ASGE EMR STAR Certificate Program
Skills Training Assessment Reinforcement
An Assessment-Based Curriculum
- Expand your endoscopic skills to meet the need for EMR in your practice
- Acquire the knowledge and skill you need to confidently perform this advanced technique
- Demonstrate qualifications and proficiency in performing EMR
- Receive a transcript detailing the completed curriculum, earned CME and assessment of performance in EMR skills
- Offer better patient care
Endoscopic Mucosal Resection (EMR) has emerged as one of the most important advancements in GI over the last 10 years. For established endoscopists, there have been no pathways to developing skills in this complex technique, until now.
The ASGE EMR STAR Certificate Program prepares endoscopists to overcome challenges, gain confidence and demonstrate their “readiness” to perform EMR to medical colleagues.
Endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR) is defined as the use of various snares, cautery and injection/lifting technique in the resection of large, complex or high risk colonic polyps.
The EMR STAR Certificate Program includes two modules: 1) Lower GI and 2) Upper GI. Physicians may choose to pursue a Certificate of Completion in the Lower GI module only, or sign up for both modules at the same time to receive a discount. However, successful completion of the Lower GI module is a prerequisite for participation in the Upper GI module.
Participants will be expected to complete all components of the curriculum in sequence. At the conclusion of the program, participants will receive a transcript of the activities they have completed and their performance on the cognitive and skills assessment components of the program. Participants who pass the assessment components will receive a certificate of completion. Participants may use these documents for assisting them with obtaining privileges within their practice setting or documenting specific skills obtained from this training.
Prior to the skills-training component, enrollees will be required to complete several online components, including:
- Baseline pre-test. This test will provide the enrollee an initial assessment of their knowledge.
- Literature. Participants will read and review guidelines, technology reviews and key articles.
- Instructional videos. Participants will view instructional videos from the ASGE Endoscopic Learning Library (ELL).
- Re-take pre-test. Enrollees will re-take the pre-test following the online instructional components. Participants will receive automatic feedback and references after completing the exam.
- Participants will earn CME credit at the completion of the online curriculum.
Course and Assessment
The course in each module is designed to specifically teach standardized knowledge and motor skills in EMR. On the first day, enrollees will participate in a didactic examination of the key concepts in performing lower or upper EMR. The second day will include a half-day of detailed case-based video sessions and a half-day of intensive, standardized, hands-on training preparing enrollees for the skills assessment (3 participants per station). The third day, participants will complete a one-on-one skills assessment as well as a post-test, and will be provided feedback from their performance at the completion of the course. Enrollees are invited to bring one nurse or technician to train with them for no additional registration fee.
- All enrollees will be provided a transcript detailing the completed curriculum, earned CME and assessment of performance in EMR skills.
- Participants who pass both assessment components will receive a Certificate of Completion in Lower and/or Upper EMR.
- Participants who do not pass either the written exam or the skills assessment will be provided with information on the specific areas in which they did not succeed and options for further training and/or retesting.
Lower GI EMR
Endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR) for
the colon is defined as the use of various snares, cautery and
injection/lifting technique in the resection of large, complex or high
risk colonic polyps.
Upper GI EMR
Endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR) for the Upper GI tract is defined as
the use of various snares, cautery and injection/lifting technique in
the resection of large mucosal lesions of the stomach and small bowel
Your registration includes the opportunity to bring either one nurse or one technician at no additional charge.
Registration for both modules opens September 1, 2013
**Maximum capacity: 40 physician participants
For more information or to register, call ASGE Customer Care toll-free
at 866-353-2743 (US only; international 00 +1 630.573.0600) or click here.