Maintenance of Certification for Anesthesiologists MOCA

Course Description
The ABA requires all diplomats that have concluded their training in 2000 or later to enroll into a MOCA program. Simulation Education Course is Part IV: Practice Performance Assessment and Improvement of the MOCA program and has to be completed at an American Society of Anesthesiology (ASA) Endorsed Simulation Center.

M Simulation offers an 8-hour one-day course for up to 6 participants. The day will start with orientation to the simulation environment. During the rest of the day the participants will manage 7 operating room simulation scenarios.

Each participant will act as the main anesthesia provider at least once. The other participants may take the role of a secondary anesthesia provider, or play a role of OR personnel. All simulation scenarios will be recorded and debriefed immediately following the scenario.

This course is jointly provided by the American Society of Anesthesiologists and M Simulation. 

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Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course the participant will be able to:

  • Demonstrate principles of good communication skills, teamwork and leadership during critical perioperative events.
  • Practice expert management of hemodynamic and respiratory instability in patients in a perioperative setting.
  • Manage operating room environment and patients in a manner, which prevents possibility of OR fires.
  • Describe management of ethically challenging clinical scenarios.

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Registration Details

The registration fee is $1,800 and includes course materials, a lite breakfast and lunch.

Space is limited for this highly interactive, hands-on course. You are encouraged to register early. Once the course is filled to capacity, you may call our office at 612-625-0078 to be placed on the waiting list.



M Simulation is located in the Health Sciences Education Center at 526 Delaware St SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455.

Course Agenda

Please bring a pair of scrubs to wear during the simulations

7:15 a.m.
Registration and coffee

7:30 a.m.
Introduction by course instructors

8:00 a.m. - Noon

Lunch & Discussion

12:30 p.m.
Simulation - cont'd

Course concludes

ABA and CME Credit

Obtaining ABA and CME Credits
After the program conclusion you will be asked to complete an on-line evaluation managed by the ASA. This will be followed by another questionnaire sent to you 30 days later by the ASA. Once you have completed both questionnaires the ASA will notify the ABA of the completion of the simulation course.


ACCME Accreditation and AMA Designation Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the American Society of Anesthesiologists and University of Minnesota M Simulation. The American Society of Anesthesiologists is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American Society of Anesthesiologists designates this live activity for a maximum of 7 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.