To support one of the central aims of improving the quality of care of critically ill patients and their families, ESICM endeavours to harmonise and standardise intensive care education and training across Europe and beyond. ESICM’s Division of Professional Development has developed two key programmes to assess and award candidates who meet the required high-quality levels of competency.
European Diploma in Intensive Care Medicine (EDIC)
The European Diploma in Intensive Care Medicine (EDIC) is offered to candidates who have successfully completed two standardised exit exams (MCQs and OSCE). These exams are continuously updated to reflect current skills, attitude, competencies and knowledge necessitated for intensive care practice.
For more information on EDIC, please visit the EDIC webpages.
European Diploma in EchoCardiography (EDEC)
The European Diploma in EchoCardiography (EDEC) is offered to candidates who have met the set requirements of competency in advanced critical care echocardiography.
For more information, please visit the EDEC webpages.