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

Aimee K. Gardner, Daniel J. Scott, James C. Hebert, John D. Mellinger, Ariel Frey-Vogel, Raymond P. Ten Eyck, Bradley R. Davis, Lelan F. Sillin, Ajit K. Sachdeva

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number4143
Pages (from-to)1421-1427
Number of pages7
JournalSurgery (United States)
Issue number5
StatePublished - Nov 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery


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