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MOCA Course Overview

The American Board of Medical Specialties requires the American Board of Anesthesiology (ABA) to include practice performance assessment and improvement in Part IV of the Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology (MOCA®). The ABA recognizes simulation training as an innovative approach to assess a physician’s clinical and teamwork skills in managing critical events and included it in the Part IV Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology (MOCA® ) requirements.

The Anesthesia Simulation Center of the UCSF Department of Anesthesia & Perioperative Care is endorsed by the American Society of Anesthesiologists for meeting the standards required for conducting ABA MOCA simulation courses. This center offers eight-hour, single-day courses for four to five participants. Each participant will play active roles in all scenarios, including one scenario as the primary anesthesiologist and one as the secondary anesthesiologist. Each scenario is recorded with sound and video, which is used to guide the debriefing session that follows.

The cost of the course is $1,700 (parking, light breakfast and 6.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ are included). Please see our course listings below for available dates. To register, please click the link below to the UCSF Office of Continuing Medical Education, which will handle electronic registration and payment.

If you are UCSF faculty or are unable to find a course with availability, please contact Abby Binaoro, (415) 206-3250.

For further information about the course and/or to register, please download our brochure.

For further background on the MOCA simulation course, please feel free to view this video.

UCSF Anesthesia Faculty: Please click here for further information/internal policy.

Upcoming Course Dates

Click on course date to register:
Friday, August 15, 2014 (8:00am - 4:00pm)
Friday, September 12, 2014 (8:00am - 4:00pm)
Friday, November 7, 2014 (8:00am - 4:00pm)
Friday, December 5, 2014 (8:00am - 4:00pm)
Friday, February 27, 2015 (8:00am - 4:00pm)
Friday, March 13, 2015 (8:00am - 4:00pm)
Friday, May 22, 2015 (8:00am - 4:00pm)



Anesthesia Simulation Center
UCSF Department of Anesthesia & Perioperative Care
San Francisco General Hospital
1001 Potrero Avenue
Building 30, Room 3202
San Francisco, CA 94110

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Abby Binaoro
Analyst I
UCSF Department of Anesthesia & Perioperative Care
San Francisco General Hospital
100 Potrero Avenue, Room 3C38
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 206-3250 Tel
(415) 206-6014 Fax