Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology (MOCA®) Part IV


MOCA Simulation Courses

Registration is now open for the University of Colorado MOCA Simulation courses.

Visit the registration page on this website to register for one of the dates below.  

  • October 23, 2021
  • January 15, 2022
  • Feb 5, 2022
  • March 26, 2022
  • April 23, 2022
  • May 21, 2022
  • June 11, 2022

On-Campus Protocols

Vaccine Requirement

By September 1, 2021, all individuals, including guests, on the Anschutz campus are required to be vaccinated for COVID-19.  Prior to attending MOCA, you will be asked if you are vaccinated.  If you are not, you will need to complete a health questionnaire, wear your mask at all times and social distance from others.

Mask Guidelines

Masks are required for everyone in indoor campus spaces. 

  • All students, faculty, staff and visitors - including those fully vaccinated - are required to wear a mask in indoor campus spaces. Campus visitors include contractors and vendors.
  • If you are unvaccinated: 
    • You must continue to wear a mask at all times on campus unless outdoors and 10+ feet from others. 


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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