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Anesthesia MOCA Simulation Course (Minnesota)

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

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.

Accreditation statement

Joint Accreditation Interprofessional Continuing Education logoIn support of improving patient care, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Credit statement(s):

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

2023 dates and times

2023 dates for MOCA simulation at Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester, Minnesota, are:

  • April 1, 2023 - 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • May 20, 2023 - 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Sept. 9, 2023
  • Oct. 14, 2023


Mayo Clinic Multidisciplinary Simulation Center
Stabile Building, First Floor
150 Third St. SW
Rochester, MN 55905
Phone: 507-266-0684


The cost is $1,600, 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 reserves the right to postpone a course that is not filled 30 days prior to the course.

For more information call the simulation at 507-266-0684 or email


Rochester, Minnesota, is serviced by a modern international airport with multiple flights daily from Chicago, Minneapolis, and Atlanta via American Airlines and Delta Airlines. Access to and from the airport is provided by taxi and shuttle service. The airport is located approximately 10 miles from Mayo Clinic.


Review your available options for hotels and lodging services. Many hotels are connected by skyway and pedestrian subway to conference facilities, downtown shops, and restaurants.


Parking is available in hotel, city, and Mayo Clinic patient and visitor ramps. Parking costs are not included in the registration fee. A map indicating the location of downtown parking facilities will be sent with the registrant confirmation email.

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, non-threatening 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 six. 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.