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Resources for AEIs

ACS AEI R&D Committee’s Research Manual

The research manual evolved from a perceived need for guidance, education, and an enhancement of the quality of scholarly work emerging from simulation and surgical education research.

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Guidelines for Simulator Development

The AEI Technology and Simulation Committee has developed a set of recommendations for preferred characteristics of surgical simulation. Download the Guidelines for Simulation Development.

AEI Newsletters

ACS AEI Consortium Quarterly: Winter 2015, Issue 1, Volume 5

ACS AEI Consortium Quarterly: Fall 2014, Issue 4, Volume 4

ACS AEI Consortium Quarterly: Summer 2014, Issue 3, Volume 4

ACS AEI Consortium Quarterly: Winter 2014, Issue 2, Volume 4

The American College of Surgeons Accredited Education Institutes (ACS-AEI) Newsletter was developed by contributing newsletter editors Amy Johnson; Kathleen A. Johnson; and Catherine Wojcik. For more information on the newsletter, standing committees, annual reports, or Consortium manuscripts, contact Amy Johnson, Program Coordinator, at or 312-202-5415.

AEI User’s Guide

AEI User's Guide to Apply for Accreditation

AEI Glossary of Terms

This guide provides the instructions, directions, examples, and suggestions on how to best write and assemble an application for initial accreditation or reaccreditation using the revised standards and criteria. It also serves as a resource when new questions arise during the daily operations of an AEI.

AEI CME Activity Calendar Submission Form

AEI CME Activity Calendar Submission Form

The AEI CME Activity Calendar Submission form was developed to provide you with an easier way to submit your activities to the AEI Calendar. For more information contact Amy Johnson, Program Coordinator, at or 312-202-5415.

Consortium Abstract Research Database

Consortium Abstract Research Database

The ACS-AEI Research and Development Committee provided the Consortium with the Consortium Abstract Research Database as a reference tool. This database includes all Consortium abstracts since 2008.

Presentations and Podcasts

Presentations and Podcasts from AEI Meetings
View presentation slides and listen to audio from past AEI Meetings.

eP-ER: An Electronic Platform for Education and Research (eP-ER)

The goal of the eP-ER is to provide the members of the committees of the Consortium with an electronic platform where they can work collaboratively to focus on competencies and to specifically address the teaching, learning and assessment of technical skills. A login and password are required. For questions about access, contact Amy Johnson at