Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Department of Anesthesiology

Course Information

Participants will receive an orientation to the simulation environment and patient mannequin at the beginning of this single day course. The participants will engage in providing team-based patient care covering a range of peri-operative critical events in a variety of settings.

Each participant will play an active role as a main anesthesia care provider for at least one scenario, and function as helpers or observers for other scenarios. Building on the basic components of hypoxemia and hemodynamic disturbances, simulated clinical events will also incorporate complex or rare critical events as well as challenges in teamwork and communication.

This course is NOT a test and performance is NOT GRADED. Rather, each scenario is accompanied by a detailed, interactive peer debriefing led by an instructor. Advance preparation is not necessary.

Register for a Course

Register for an upcoming course via our online registration system.

Course Details and Additional Information

Upcoming 2017 Course Dates

January 27, 2018

February 10, 2018

March 10, 2018

April 7, 2018

May 5, 2018


Proposed Dates for 2018

May 19, 2018

September 22, 2018

November 17, 2018

December 15, 2018

What to Expect

Watch this introductory video using password simulation to learn more about the course and what to expect.

Learn more about the learning environment.Watch this video using password simulation for a look at the simulation environment.  Its viewing is recommended prior to attending the MOCA course.

Contact Us

For additional information, please contact us at or call us at 312-926-8050.

Northwestern Center for Clinical Simulation
675 North St. Clair Street
Galter Pavilion, 5th Floor, Room 5-126
Chicago, Illinois   60611