Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology (MOCA®) Part IV


MOCA Simulation Courses FY21

In the interest of the safety of our attendees and staff, the University of Colorado, Department of Anesthesiology cancelled all MOCA Simulation Courses for FY20. We do hope to begin courses again around September 2021. If you are interested in participating in MOCA Simulation courses in person at University of Colorado we'd like to know! If you are interested in attending, please send an email to so we can gauge interest and decide when is best to return to offering these courses. Thank you!


The course is a full day of immersive simulation education. It has been designed to accommodate between 4 and 6 participants who will be facilitated by a minimum of 2 faculty members.  Participants be familiarized with the high-fidelity mannequin in the simulated peri-anesthesia environment and will be asked to manage realistic anesthesia-inspired critical events.  

The simulated scenarios will focus on the process of decision-making in anesthesiology. In addition, it will also cover aspects of crisis and resource management including communication and teamwork skills.  Participants may also be asked to participate in the scenarios as co-workers or other OR staff.  State-of-the-art audiovisual equipment is used to enhance the event debriefing which takes place after every simulated event.  This course is NOT an assessment where candidates may pass or fail.  It has been designed to fulfill one requirement of the American Board of Anesthesiology's (ABA) Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology. Participation in the course, along with completion of the ASA online evaluation and follow-up survey, will satisfy the MOCA 2.0 Part IV-Improvement in Medical Practice.


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