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Anesthesia MOCA Simulation Course

Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology (MOCA) Simulation Based Education for Practicing Anesthesiologists

This is a one day simulation experience fulfilling the Part IV Practice Performance Assessment and Improvement (PPAI) Part IV requirements of the American Board of Anesthesiology MOCA program. Candidates are encouraged to visit the ABA website to clarify their own personal requirements.

The course also will provide the participant with 7 hours of Category 2 CME hours which can be credited towards Part II, Life Long Learn and Self Assessment, of MOCA.

Dates and times


  • Saturday, March 9, 2013, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 11, 2013, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.


  • Saturday, March 1, 2014, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 17, 2014, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.


  • Mayo Clinic Multidisciplinary Simulation Center
    Stabile Building, First Floor
    150 Third Street SW
    Rochester, Minnesota 55902
  • 507-266-0684


$1,450, includes course materials, breakfast and lunch.

Registration and payment

Advance registration is required.

Participant cancellation more than 30 days prior to course date will receive a full refund less a $250 processing fee. There will be no refund for cancellations made within 30 days of the course.

Mayo reserves the right to postpone a course that is not filled 30 days prior to the course.

To register, please email Laura M. Kaster or call 507-266-1390.


Rochester, Minn. is serviced by a modern international airport with multiple flights daily from Chicago, Minneapolis, or Detroit via American and Northwest/Delta Airlines. Access to and from the airport is provided by taxi and shuttle service. The airport is located approximately 10 driving miles from the Mayo Clinic complex.


Review available options for hotels and lodging services. Many hotels are connected by skyway and by pedestrian subway to conference facilities, downtown shops and restaurants.


Parking is available in hotel, city and Mayo Clinic patient and visitor ramps. Parking costs are not included in the registration fee. A map indicating the location of downtown parking facilities will be sent with the registrant confirmation email.

What can I expect?

  • This is not a test. Performance will not be shared outside of the simulation center.
  • You will have an opportunity to manage critical and unusual situations in a safe, non-threatening environment that poses no risk to patients.
  • You will reflect upon and analyze your performance, as well as that of your peers.

Who are the other participants?

Other participants will be anesthesiologists like you. There will be no fewer than four in your group and no more than six. There will be two or more instructors.

What kind of cases will be covered?

Scenarios will be non specialty specific (i.e. the cases are those that any practicing anesthesiologist would be expected to manage). Throughout the course of the day, you should see cases with respiratory instability, hemodynamic instability, airway challenges, and crew resource management challenges, among others.

How do I get my credit for the MOCA requirement?

At the end of the day, you will be given a web link that offers a questionnaire managed by the American Society of Anesthesiologists. You must fill out the evaluation and answer the questions. A followup questionnaire will arrive 30 days after the first one is completed. Only when both questionnaires are completed will notification of completion of the simulation experience be sent from the ASA to the ABA. Our center does not notify the ABA of completion of this exercise.

  • April 14, 2014
  • ART832158