Pathways GESEA Educational Programme

Acquire your GESEA ECRES Diploma

Reproductive Endoscopic Surgeons

The GESEA ECRES Pathway allows you to acquire your ESHRE Reproductive Endoscopic Surgeon diploma (ECRES). The first step is to get your GESEA Level 1 Certificate proving your general endoscopic knowledge and acquirement of basic endoscopic psychomotor skills. The second step is to successfully complete the GESEA Level 2 ECRES exam and be awarded the GESEA Level 2 ECRES Certificate. This certificate indicates that you have mastered the knowledge and more advanced psychomotor skills as needed to start performing basic endoscopic procedures related to reproductive endoscopic surgery. Finally, when you have the necessary surgical experience and related competence, you may apply for the GESEA ECRES Diploma as issued by ESHRE. The GESEA ECRES Diploma is a video-based expert-reviewed diploma where surgical skills are evaluated by performing a select number of laparoscopic and hysteroscopic procedures.

  • Level 1 Certificate

    Get your GESEA Level 1 Certificate to get ready to start training in the Operating Room.

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  • Level 2 ECRES Certificate

    Get your GESEA Level 2 ECRES Certificate to get ready to start basic endoscopic procedures in the Operating Room.

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  • ECRES Diploma

    Apply for your Minimal Invasive Gynaecological Surgeon Diploma after providing the necessary proof of surgical competence. This diploma is issued by the ESHRE.

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GESEA Level 1 Certificate

Your entry point into the Operating Room

  • Knowledge Acquisition

    Sign up for the GESEA Level 1 e-learning on ESGE Academy and complete the theoretical tutorials and quizzes of level 1. You will be awarded with a certificate of completion.

  • Practical Skill Training

    Develop your practical skills by exercising with the GESEA Training Tools at your centre, in one of the GESEA Training or Diploma Centres, or during the EHRE Annual Meeting and ESHRE SIG Reproductive Surgery workshops.

  • Certification

    Take the GESEA Level 1 exam at an accredited GESEA Diploma Centre or during an official GESEA Event. The certification session consists of (1) a theoretical exam, TESTT1, which contains 50 multiple choice questions on instrumentation, OR organisation, anatomy, different endoscopic techniques and complication management, and (2) three practical exams, LASTT1, SUTT1 and HYSTT1.

Prerequisites for Level 1 Certification

  • GESEA Level 1 E-Learning Certificate of Completion

    When applying for a level 1 certification, submit your Certificate of Completion together with your application or bring it with you at the certification session.

GESEA Level 2 ECRES Certificate

Start performing basic endoscopic procedures

  • Knowledge Acquisition

    Complete the theoretical tutorials and quizzes of GESEA Level 2 ECRES e-learning on ESGE Academy.

  • Practical Skill Training

    Develop your practical skills by exercising with the GESEA Training Tools at your centre, in one of the GESEA Training or Diploma Centres, or during the EHRE Annual Meeting and ESHRE SIG Reproductive Surgery workshops.

  • Certification

    Take the GESEA Level 2 ECRES exam in one of the GESEA Diploma Centres, or during the ESHRE Annual Meeting and ESHRE SIG Reproductive Surgery workshops. The certification session consists of (1) a theoretical exam, TESTT2, which contains 100 multiple choice questions on reproductive endoscopic surgery, and (2) three practical exams, LASTT2, SUTT2 and HYSTT2.

Prerequisites for Level 2 MIGS Certification

  • GESEA Level 1 Certificate

    First acquire the GESEA Level 1 Certificate before you can apply for the next level. Provide your certificate as proof that you have completed the first level upon registration for a second level certification session.

    If you have carried out more than 200 endoscopic interventions as first surgeon, you can apply for a bypass to omit the GESEA Level 1 certification. Note that you still need to complete the GESEA Level 1 e-learning on ESGE Academy.

  • GESEA Level 2 ECRES E-Learning Certificate of Completion

    When applying for a Level 2 ECRES Certification, submit your Certificate of Completion together with your application or bring it with you at the certification session.

GESEA ECRES Diploma

Validate your surgical competence

  • Surgical Competence

    The GESEA ECRES diploma is currently under development.

Prerequisites for ECRES Diploma

  • ECRES Certificate

    You have acquired the GESEA Level 2 ECRES Certificate.

  • ESHRE Membership

    You are a member of the ESHRE. If you are not yet, become a member now.