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Anesthesia MOCA Simulation Course (Arizona)

Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology (MOCA) simulation-based education for practicing anesthesiologists

The Mayo Clinic Multidisciplinary Simulation Center in Arizona is designated as a MOCA center by the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA).

As an endorsed center, the Mayo Clinic Multidisciplinary Simulation Center offers established core curricular components for all simulation courses that satisfy the requirements set forth by The American Board of Anesthesiology. The offered courses are designed to realistically re-create challenging clinical cases and enable participants to problem-solve in a manner that is similar to a clinical experience.

This is a one-day simulation experience fulfilling the Practice Performance Assessment and Improvement (PPAI) Part IV requirements of The American Board of Anesthesiology MOCA program. Candidates are encouraged to visit The American Board of Anesthesiology website to clarify their own personal requirements.

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science designates this live activity for a maximum of six AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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Mayo Clinic Multidisciplinary Simulation Center
Mayo Clinic Hospital, Sixth Floor
5777 E. Mayo Blvd.
Phoenix, AZ 85054
Phone: 480-342-2657


The cost is $1,500, which includes course materials, breakfast and lunch.

Registration and payment

Advance registration is required.

Participant cancellation more than 30 days prior to the course date will receive a full refund less a $250 processing fee. There will be no refund for cancellations made within 30 days of the course. Mayo Clinic reserves the right to postpone a course that is not filled 30 days prior to the course.


Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport is 30 minutes away from the Mayo Clinic Hospital. There are multiple daily flights to accommodate travel plans.


There are many lodging options in the Phoenix area, some just minutes away from the campus.


Parking is free on-site.

What can I expect?

  • This is not a test. Performance will not be shared outside of the simulation center.
  • You will have an opportunity to manage critical and unusual situations in a safe, nonthreatening environment that poses no risk to patients.
  • You will reflect upon and analyze your performance, as well as that of your peers.

Who are the other participants?

Other participants will be anesthesiologists like you. There will be no fewer than four in your group and no more than eight. There will be two or more instructors.

What kind of cases will be covered?

Scenarios will not be specialty-specific — the cases are those that any practicing anesthesiologist would be expected to manage. Throughout the course of the day, you'll see cases with respiratory instability, hemodynamic instability, airway challenges and crew resource management challenges, among others.

How do I get my credit for the MOCA requirement?

At the end of the day, you will be given a web link that offers a questionnaire managed by the American Society of Anesthesiologists. You must fill out the evaluation and answer the questions. A follow-up questionnaire will arrive 30 days after the first one is completed.

When both questionnaires are completed, the ASA will send notification of completion of the simulation experience to the ABA. Our center does not notify the ABA of completion of this exercise.