Upcoming MOCA Courses

Register for MOCA® Course at UCLA Sim Center
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The David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

The David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA designates this live activity for a maximum of 8.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


This activity offers up to 8.00 CME credits, of which 8.00 credits contribute to the patient safety CME component of the American Board of Anesthesiology’s redesigned Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology™ (MOCA®) program, known as MOCA 2.0®. Please consult the ABA website, www.theABA.org, for a list of all MOCA 2.0 requirements.

Simulation Training for Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology (MOCA®)

UCLA offers a one day simulation training course in anesthesia crisis management. Our course can be used toward the Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology (MOCA®). The American Board of Anesthesiology (ABA) recognizes simulation as an effective approach to evaluate a physician’s teamwork and clinical skills while managing critical situations, and simulation‐based courses fulfill one of the requirements of MOCA.

To ensure learning experiences that meet the simulation requirement of MOCA, the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) has established standards and endorsed simulation centers that meet those standards. The UCLA Simulation Center is a part of the Simulation Education Network and is an ASA endorsed simulation center, meeting all of the standards required to provide MOCA CME credit to physicians.

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

What to Expect in a MOCA® Course

Course Objectives

  1. Provide management of hemodynamic and respiratory critical events in anesthesia.
  2. Practice up-to-date techniques in a safe learning environment.
  3. Reflect on optimal teamwork, leadership and communication skills required in crisis management.

Course Highlights

  1. Your performance will not be graded: This is not a test!
  2. Experiential learning: You will be in the “hot seat” as the primary anesthesiologist for at least one scenario, and observe or help out in other scenarios.
  3. Small course size: No more than 5 participants per 1 faculty instructor per course.

Enrolled participants will experience or observe various clinical scenarios carefully selected to represent common and infrequent critical events in anesthesia practice. Each participant will play the role of the primary anesthesiologist for at least one scenario and observe or serve as a secondary responder for the other scenarios. Each scenario is followed by a group debriefing. Participants will refresh their skills in managing critical incidents, team interactions and resource utilization.

How to Enroll in a MOCA® Simulation Course at UCLA

For more information and to register for an upcoming MOCA course at the UCLA Simulation Center, please email sim@mednet.ucla.edu or call us at (310) 267-2114.

Course Fee

The course fee is $2000 per person. A $200 discount ($1800) is provided to UCLA alumni and faculty. Please email sim@mednet.ucla.edu or call us at (310) 267-2114 for more information on course fees.

The course fee includes breakfast, coffee breaks, and lunch, and covers the cost of educational materials, instructor/staff time, and facility/equipment.

Payment Method

We accept three forms of payment:

  1. Credit card processed online
  2. Electronic checks processed online
  3. Personal checks or money orders (payable to UC Regents) mailed to:

    UCLA Simulation Center
    Attn: MOCA Simulation Course
    700 Westwood Plaza Suite 1106
    Los Angeles, CA 90095-7381

Enrollment is on a first-come, first-served basis and is contingent upon proof of payment. A link to the online payment system will be emailed to you once we confirm there is availability in the course. You will be automatically removed from the course if payment is not received within 10 business days.

Cancellation Policy

On occasion the Simulation Center reserves the right to cancel any unfilled courses. In the event that this may occur, enrolled participants will be notified 4 weeks in advance. Participants may have the option of receiving a full refund or transfer their enrollment to the next available course date.

Processing fees will not apply to courses cancelled by the UCLA Simulation Center.

Participant Cancellation Policy

  • All cancellations and scheduling change request must be submitted in writing via email.
  • A $200 processing fee will be charged for all cancellations.
  • Cancellations made more than 4 weeks prior to the course date will receive a full refund minus the $200 processing fee.
  • No refunds for cancellations made less than 4 weeks of the course date.

Scheduling Change Policy

A $200 processing fee will be charged for any scheduling changes. We will not be able to accommodate scheduling change request made less than 4 weeks of the course date.

Faculty Instructors

Our instructors practice at academic quaternary-care medical centers as well as affiliated community and county-based hospitals, with specialized expertise in the following areas:

  1. Christine Nguyen-Buckley, MD – MOCA Course Director, transplant
  2. David Boldt, MD – critical care, trauma
  3. Victor Duval, MD – neuroanesthesia
  4. Christine Myo-Bui, MD – transplant, general
  5. Wendy Ren, MD – pediatric, general
  6. Jeffrey Rusheen, MD – general, regional
  7. Ali Salehi, MD – cardiothoracic
  8. Jennifer Nguyen-Lee, M.D. – transplant, regional

Curricular development and staff support provided by Yue Ming Huang (EdD, MHS), Roxy Khan (MPH), Cory Soto (CPHT, CHSOS), Ryan Damm (BA), Ryan Gouras (BS, CHSOS), and Nina Do (BA), simulation specialists.