MOCA - M Simulation

*Courses will be conducted in-person*

Health Science Education Center
526 Delaware St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Course Description:
The University of Minnesota's, M Simulation, is an American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) endorsed simulation center and meets the standards of the American Board of Anesthesiology (ABA) Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology (MOCA) simulation course.

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.

Our simulation center offers an 8-hour one-day course for 4-6 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.

Obtaining the credits for the course (CME and ABA)
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.

Cancellation Policy:

  • A $75 processing fee will be charged for all cancellations.
  • Refunds will not be provided if cancellation occurs within 30 days of the course date.
  • If fewer than 4 participants are registered 30 days prior to the course date, the course may be rescheduled to the next listed date. Enrolled participants will be notified and rescheduled to the next course date. No cancellation fee will be charged in this case.
  • There is no on-site registration for this course.
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Registration for the March course closes Friday, February 23 at 5 p.m. CT.