Gearing up for milestones in surgery: Will simulation play a role?

Surgery. 2015 Nov;158(5):1421-7. doi: 10.1016/j.surg.2015.03.039. Epub 2015 May 23.


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

Methods: During the 7th Annual Meeting of the Consortium, leaders from a variety of specialties discussed how simulation is playing a role in the assessment of resident performance within the context of the Milestones of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education as part of the Next Accreditation System.

Conclusion: This report presents experiences from several viewpoints and supports the utility of simulation for this purpose.

MeSH terms

  • Accreditation*
  • Clinical Competence*
  • Education, Medical, Graduate*
  • Humans
  • Internship and Residency*
  • Simulation Training*
  • Specialties, Surgical / education*
  • United States