Simulation-based Practice and Performance Assessment and Improvement (PPAI)

Length: 1 day (6 hours)
Cost: $1,900

Upcoming MOCA Courses

  • March 7, 2020
  • May 16, 2020
  • June 6, 2020 – Pain Subspecialty
  • October 10, 2020
  • November 7, 2020
  • November 21, 2020
  • December 5, 2020 – Pain Subspecialty
  • December 12, 2020
  • December 19, 2020


We are thrilled that you are interested in obtaining your simulation-based component of the Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesia ® (MOCA) at the Shapiro Simulation and Skills Center (SASC) at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center of Harvard Medical School. Our center has received endorsement from the American Society of Anesthesiology (ASA) in 2010. This endorsement allows us to offer MOCA simulation courses, participate in the ASA Simulation Education Network and contribute to advances in simulation. This simulation course fulfills one requirement of the American Board of Anesthesiology's (ABA) Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology Program (MOCA®) Part IV. Please consult for a list of all MOCA® requirements.

Course Description

Anesthesiologist participants will actively manage realistic simulation scenarios that demonstrate clinical and technical skills as well as teamwork and communication. The participant to instructor ratio will not exceed 3 to 1, in order to provide a quality learning environment. Those participants without prior simulation experience will receive a thorough introduction to the mannequin, facility and equipment before beginning any scenarios. After a customized prebriefing, the participant will receive several scenarios that may focus on one of the following conditions: hemorrhage, hemoptysis, myocardial infarction, amniotic embolus, or seizure. Each participant is guaranteed to play the primary role in at least one scenario. Each session will be immediately followed by a video debriefing that will include mention of the relevant clinical and technical actions as well as the examples of team dynamics and communication skills. All recordings are for the benefit of the participant and will not be released from the Center.

Breakfast and lunch are provided.


Please contact Ron Mayes at 617-667-5039 or to express interest in the course and to receive first-come-first-served priority in the upcoming courses. You will be contacted by a member of the Center who will ask for your information as well as for a deposit to hold your spot.

Cancellation Policy

Participants can cancel a reservation without penalty up to 30 days before their scheduled session. After this date, a $50 charge will be assessed for administration and processing.

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