Expanding simulation-based education through institution-wide initiatives: A blueprint for success

Surgery. 2015 Nov;158(5):1403-7. doi: 10.1016/j.surg.2015.03.040. Epub 2015 May 23.


Background: The Consortium of American College of Surgeons Accredited Education Institutes (ACS-AEIs) was created to promote patient safety through the use of simulation, develop innovative education and training, advance technologies, identify best practices, and encourage research and collaboration.

Methods: During the seventh annual meeting of the consortium, leaders from across the consortium who have developed institution-wide simulation centers were invited to participate in a panel to discuss their experiences and the lessons learned.

Conclusion: These discussions resulted in definition of 5 key areas that need to be addressed effectively to support efforts of the ACS-AEIs.

MeSH terms

  • Competency-Based Education / organization & administration*
  • Education, Medical*
  • Humans
  • Program Development*
  • Simulation Training / organization & administration*
  • Specialties, Surgical / education*
  • United States