Course Overview - Director: Lee-Lynn Chen, MD

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 $1,800 (parking, light breakfast, lunch, and 7.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ are included). To register, please contact the UCSF Office of Continuing Medical Education at (415) 476-5808.

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

For further background on the MOCA simulation course, please click on the ABA site.

Cancellation/No-Show Policy: Cancellations must be made known to the course administrator and/or director 30 days prior to the simulator date. Cancellations received 30 days before the event will be refunded, less a $50 administrative fee. No refunds will be made on cancellations received after then. If a course is cancelled, participants will be notified and given the opportunity to either change dates or receive a full refund. 

Genuine emergency situations that prevent faculty from communicating their cancellation to attend prior to the 30-day deadline or attending the course should be brought to the attention of the course director and administrator for review.

If a faculty member fails to provide a cancellation notice 30-days prior to the event, they will lose eligibility for this benefit for the next 5 years.

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Upcoming MOCA Course Dates

    Friday, February 8th, 2019 (full)    
    Friday, April 19th, 2019 (full)  
    Friday, May 10th, 2019 (full)  
    September 13, 2019  
    November 8, 2019  
    December 6, 2019  
    February 7, 2020  
    March 6, 2020  
    April 17, 2020  
    May 8, 2020  


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Anesthesia Simulation Center Address
UCSF Department of Anesthesia & Perioperative Care
Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital
1001 Potrero Avenue
Building 30, Room 3202
San Francisco, CA 94110
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Mon Saepharn
Education Coordinator
Department of Anesthesia and Perioperative Care
University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (415) 206-8934