Accredited Education Institutes are required to submit data to demonstrate their ongoing compliance with the accreditation standards and criteria. After review by the Accreditation Review Committee, select data points are aggregated and published in Annual Data Reports as a service to our community.
Each year, ACS AEI provides access to high-level, original simulation-based research through its Annual Surgical Simulation Summit forum. Our scientific research focuses on simulation-based surgical education and the implementation of innovative simulation-based surgical education methods.
The Curriculum Committee has constructed a resource to assist with the teaching of communication skills in three areas crucial for surgical residents’ success:
The three folders in this set follow a similar pattern. Each main folder will have two subfolders: Videos and Resources. The videos subfolder has ready-to-use vignettes that can be used to illustrate the topic. The resource subfolder has components necessary for you and your team to prepare for the teaching video vignette. The resources will include vignette scripts, explanation of the topic, and scenario setup guidelines. Additionally, we have provided one example of a debriefing tool that can be utilized after your education event – PEARL debriefing tool.
To access this toolkit please contact the AEI team at email@example.com.
AEIs can submit upcoming CME activities for the AEI CME Calendar that they would like to promote to members of the Consortium and to ACS Fellows. These activities are in no way endorsed by the AEI program.
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, AEI Administrator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 312-202-5415.
AEI now comes to you. Our virtual seminars are available anytime, anywhere.
Our Virtual Grand Rounds provide the opportunity for all AEI members to regularly connect and discuss relevant topics in surgery and surgical education.
The ACS Accredited Education Institutes (AEI) Consortium is pleased to announce the latest Podcast for the series: Using Social Media in Surgical Education: Insights from Educators and Experts. The AEI Podcasts series has been developed by the Dissemination Committee of Educational Resources.
The Current Trends in Simulation-Based Education booklet is a compilation of Article of the Month series I and II summaries, which can be used as a reference tool for faculty development programs. The themes addressed in this resource—curriculum development, learner assessment, debriefing, education research, program evaluation, and faculty development—result from the 2015 committee's needs assessment findings for faculty simulation education skills. The resource also includes introductions by noted authors on these topics and appendices of helpful tools for the running and evaluation of faculty development units and activities based on true needs assessment.
To get a complimentary PDF of the publication, please contact Amy Johnson, AEI Administrator, at 312-202-5415 or email@example.com.
The AEI Technology and Simulation Committee has developed a set of recommendations for preferred characteristics of surgical simulation.
Do you need help making the best decision about simulator purchases? Do you need to justify simulator purchases to leadership at your institution?
The Simulator Value Index (SVI) tool is founded on scientific evidence from the medical simulation community and designed to facilitate decision-making during the simulator evaluation and purchase process via a standardized mechanism. Developed via collaborative project led by Deborah Rooney, PhD, at the University of Michigan, and the Technologies and Simulation Committee of the ACS-AEI Consortium.