August 03, 2020

Apply to Write Questions for Our Assessments

We are seeking question writers for MOCA Minute® and some of our exams. Writers will be responsible for preparing multiple-choice questions from assigned content areas and will be paired with experienced question editors who will provide guidance and feedback. The application deadline is Aug. 31. Current question authors do not need to reapply.


Our question authors must have valid, unexpired certification in anesthesiology or the subspecialty for which they are seeking to write questions and must be actively participating in MOCA 2.0®. Additionally, they must not participate in activities that may constitute a conflict of interest, such as exam review courses for which a fee is charged. 

What You’ll Need to Apply

You’ll submit an online application to provide two original assessment questions, demographic information and details on why you’d like to volunteer. If you are applying to write questions for both an exam and MOCA Minute, you’ll submit one sample question for each area.

You’ll need to complete the application all at once, so we’ve created a checklist of things you’ll need and question development tips.

Application Checklist & Question Development Tips

Apply by Aug. 31

Once you’ve collected the items on the checklist and created your questions, click on the orange button below to submit your application with your sample questions by Aug. 31.

We’ll notify applicants who have been selected as new question writers by Nov. 1. All new writers should attend an item-writing workshop on Jan. 28, 2021. A second workshop will be held June 16, 2021, for anyone who cannot participate in January.

Submit Your Application

If you have questions about the nomination process, please contact Director of Assessment Development & Delivery Anna Menzies at or (919) 745-2243.