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(Check Back in 2024)Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology (MOCA®)

UC Irvine Medical Education Simulation Center is now endorsed by the American Society of Anesthesiologists® to provide Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology (MOCA®) simulation training. Our simulation course fulfills one requirement of the American Board of Anesthesiology’s (ABA) Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology Program (MOCA®) Part IV. Please consult the ABA website for a list of all MOCA® requirements. During the one day course, each diplomat will be in the “hot seat” and manage one critical care scenario and view and/or provide clinical assistance in other scenarios. Diplomats will also identify a process improvement plan to be implemented within their home institution.

MOCA® and Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology Program® are registered trademarks of The American Board of Anesthesiology, Inc.

Target Audience

  • Board Certified Anesthesiologists who need to fulfill their Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology (MOCA®) Part IV requirements or who would like to gain experience in critical cases in a simulated environment.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of the course, by participating in a simulated environment and reflecting on difficult clinical situations, participants should be able to demonstrate skills necessary to complete the following goals:

  • Decrease the instance of vague or disorganized communication, and thereby improve patient safety though the use of communication verification tools and clear multi-departmental communication.
  • Decrease the occurrence of morbidity and mortality through effective timing and utilization of resources in emergency situations.
  • Provide effective management of hemodynamic and respiratory critical events in anesthesia.
  • Provide a broader differential diagnosis during debriefing sessions by recognizing and eliminating potential areas of cognitive bias.
  • Reflect on optimal teamwork, leadership and communication skills required in crisis management.
  • Develop a process improvement plan to implement at home institution.

Course Information

    • Course Fee: $2,000 (includes breakfast and lunch)
      • UC Irvine faculty and alumni will receive a $200 discount

    Course Date(s) (all times are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.)

    • Please check back later for future course dates. Thank you!

    Cancellation Policy

    • All cancellations will incur a $200 administrative fee. Cancellations made less than 30 days prior to the course will forfeit payment in full unless a replacement can be found.
    • Any session that does not have a minimum of 4 confirmed participants will be cancelled. Enrolled participants will be notified of cancellation at least 4 weeks prior to the scheduled course. 

    Course Agenda

    8 to 8:30 a.m.

    Breakfast and ontroduction

    8:30 to 9 a.m.

    Orientation to the simulator and environment

    9 a.m. to noon

    Simulation scenarios and debriefing

    Noon to 12:30 p.m.

    Lunch and process improvement plan

    12:30 to 3:30 p.m.

    Simulation scenarios and debriefing

    3:30 to 4 p.m.

    Q/A session and course evaluations

    Frequently Asked Questions

    CME Credit Designation Statement

    • The UC Irvine School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 8 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    Disclosure Policy

    • It is the policy of the UC Irvine School of Medicine and the University of California CME Consortium to ensure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in all CME activities. Full disclosure of conflicts and conflict resolutions will be made prior to the activity in writing via handout materials, insert, or syllabus.

    Accreditation Statement

    • The UC Irvine School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    ADA Statement

    • In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, we will make every reasonable effort to accommodate your request. For any special requests, please contact the Medical Education Simulation Center at 949-824-8835 before the course date.

    • This activity is in compliance with California Assembly Bill 1195 which requires continuing medical education activities with patient care components to include curriculum in the subjects of cultural and linguistic competency. For specific information regarding Bill 1195 and definitions of cultural and linguistic competency, please visit the CME web site.