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How to Serve on a Committee

The work of the American College of Surgeons Accredited Education Institutes (ACS-AEI) Consortium is done voluntarily through its Committee structure. The primary goal of the Committees is to facilitate the value of being in the Consortium through products and services.

Types of Committees

Standing Committees are the working Committees of the Consortium. Currently, the ACS AEI Standing Committees include:

  • Administration and Management
  • Curriculum
  • Faculty Development
  • Fellowship
  • International
  • Patient Education
  • Program
  • Research and Development
  • Technologies and Simulation

Download the Standing Committees Brochure

The Consortium leadership determines whether there is a need for an Ad Hoc Committee to address a particular issue. Ad Hoc Committees are only formed on a temporary basis.

Nomination Process

Generally, a Call for Nomination is advertised to the Consortium membership, requesting the names of AEI members along with their CVs for review and approval on a particular Committee. AEI staff will keep files on all of the nominations that come in for consideration. These files will be a reference when a position on a Committee opens up. AEI Members are nominated to a Committee through Consortium leadership, by self-nomination or another AEI Member. Committee member selection is in part based on an interest or expertise in the work of the Committee. The Consortium leadership has the final approval of all Committee candidates. For information on becoming involved in a committee contact Amy Johnson, Program Coordinator, at or 312-202-5415.