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MOCA Certification

The University of Maryland is an American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) Simulation Education Network (SEN) endorsed site. As an endorsed site, our course can be used towards Part 4 (Practice Performance Assessment and Improvement) of Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology (MOCA).  During the course, physicians actively participate in high-fidelity simulation scenarios that require management of anesthesia emergencies. These sessions include management of critical perioperative events demonstrating their clinical and technical skills and management of the perioperative team utilizing crisis resource management techniques. Each participant undergoes comprehensive debriefing of the scenario by trained simulation educators. The low participant-to-instructor ratio ensures a high quality learning experience.

Upcoming Course Dates

Due to Covid 19, course dates in 2022 are to be determined.  

All participants must be vaccinated against COVID 19.

Courses with less than 6 confirmed participants will be cancelled at least 2 weeks prior to the scheduled course date. Should this occur, enrolled participants will be notified and a full refund or rollover to an alternate course date will be offered. Processing fees will not apply to courses cancelled due to low enrollment.

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Training Description

The course begins with discussion of the educational goals and objectives and orientation to the mannequin. Participants engage in hands-on task training focused on critical clinical technical skills. Physicians actively participate in high-fidelity simulation scenarios that require management of anesthesia emergencies. The scenarios emphasize the importance of multidisciplinary team dynamics and crisis resource management.
Each scenario is followed by a comprehensive debriefing that will include review of the relevant clinical and technical learning objectives with emphasis on team dynamics and communication skills. In each scenario, participants rotate through different roles, acting as primary “hot seat” anesthesiologist at least once.

Learning Objectives

After participating in this CME activity, participants should be able to:

  1. Manage a significant hemodynamic instability 
  2. Manage a significant hypoxemia from any cause, including difficult airway management 
  3. Manage critical anesthesia emergencies
  4. Apply principles and practice of multidisciplinary teamwork and communication skills

CME Credit


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

Credit Designation

The University of Maryland School of Medicine designates this Live activity for a maximum of 7.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Cancellation Policy

Participants can cancel a course registration for a full refund ONLY if cancellation is made greater than 30 days prior to course date. On the 30th day before and up until the course, registration fee will not be refunded.

Participants who choose to reschedule at a later date will be assessed a $125.00 for each time they choose to reschedule a MOCA course.

Any participant who chooses to reschedule, must do so within six months of the original registration date.

Planning Your Visit

Please use the links below to help you plan your visit:

Once you arrive, please use the map below to locate the Shock Trauma Simulation Center.

hospital map

Contact Information

MOCA Course Information

Wanda Belton 
(410) 328-9813

MOCA Course Registration

Althea Pusateri
(410) 706-3957