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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
  • Dissemination of Educational Resources for AEIs
  • Faculty Development
  • Fellowship
  • International
  • Patient Education
  • Program and Review
  • Research and Development
  • Revisions
  • Technologies and Simulation
  • Virtual Grand Rounds

Download the Standing Committees Brochure

Council of Committee Chairs of ACS-Accredited Education Institutes

The Council of Committee Chairs of ACS-Accredited Education Institutes (Council) is comprised of the Chair of the ACS Program for the Accreditation of Education Institutes/Director, ACS Division of Education Staff and the Co-Chairs and Vice Chairs of all of the ACS AEI Standing Committees.

The role of the Council is to provide a formal venue on a quarterly basis in which the leadership of the various Standing Committees can share what they are working on, determine if they can collaborate with other Committees, and offer guidance and feedback to staff concerning the AEI program and its activities.

View the ACS AEI Council of Chairs Committee roster

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, as well as some familiarity or experience with running or working in an AEI center. Consultants from non-AEIs are brought aboard a committee on an as needed basis and approved by the Chair of the ACS Program for the Accreditation of Education Institutes/Director, ACS Division of Education. 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 ajohnson@facs.org or 312-202-5415.