The University of Tennessee Center for Advanced Medical Simulation (UTCAMS) has been reaccredited as a comprehensive Accredited Education Institute (AEI) by the American College of Surgeons (ACS). An ACS-AEI addresses the educational needs of a broad spectrum of learners and advances the science of simulation based education.
The primary goal of the ACS-AEI program is to establish criteria that reflect adherence to the accepted components of simulation based education (SBME) and research, thus enhancing the quality of healthcare education and, ultimately, improving the quality and safety of patient care. Learners have the opportunity to gain a high level of expertise and confidence in a risk-free environment with the benefit of immediate assessment and feedback from instructors. The AEI accreditation program is a voluntary peer-review process. Institutions that successfully complete the process are accredited for a period of three years. To remain accredited for another three years, an institution continues to demonstrate compliance with thirty-one criteria in four standards: Learners and Scope of Educational Programs; Curriculum Development, Delivery of Effective Education, and Assessment; Administration, Management and Governance; and Advancement of the Field. Through this national reaccreditation, UTCAMS reinforces the UTGSM mission of excellence in education, patient care, and research.
Posted January 26, 2016
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