European Diploma in Intensive Care Medicine (EDIC)
The European Diploma in Intensive Care Medicine (EDIC) seeks to standardise education and training of quality intensive care across Europe and beyond. EDIC exams are meticulously developed and continuously updated to create standard exit exams, which accurately reflect clearly defined assessment goals and address the necessary skills, attitude, competencies and knowledge required for intensive care practice. The awarding of a speciality exam in intensive care medicine is a key component of ESICM's education strategy, which aims to set a standard for entry into intensive care specialist practice in Europe. Many jurisdictions specify EDIC as a professional qualification in ICM and the increasing numbers sitting the exam also attests to its widening acceptance. Responsibility for the European Diploma in Intensive Care Medicine (EDIC) belongs with the Education and Training Committee and its Examinations Committee.
The EDIC examinations are set out in two parts: Part I - the written exam (see guidelines), and Part II - the oral/clinical case exam (see guidelines). The EDIC examination guidelines will provide you with information on the exam as well as the requirements needed to sit the exam.
How To Prepare Yourself For Your Examination
We advise you to draw fully on the following:
- Training opportunities at local and national levels. Contact your local authorities
- The ESICM Annual Congress: Educational interactive sessions & pre-congress courses (including the ICM Refresher Course)
- The ESICM Regional Conferences, Basic Assessment and Support in Intensive Care (BASIC) courses and Advanced Training Courses in Intensive Care (ATCIC)
- The PACT programme
- "Multiple Choice Questions in Intensive Care Medicine" by S Benington, P Nightingdale & M Shelly (tfm Publishing Ltd/Gutenberg Press)
- A EDIC II Preparation Course has been developed by the ESICM Division of Professional Development. A pilot course will be run in Brussels in January 2015. For more information, visit the EDIC II Preparation Course webpage.
The EDIC Guidelines can also provide you with some additional information on recommended approaches to training.
icTV video "How to Prepare for EDIC II: Candidates talk about their experiences"
Translation & Validity of the EDIC Certificate
ESICM delivers a Diploma in Intensive Care for those who have passed the EDIC Part I & II and successfully completed the required amount of training, thus fulfilling the set criteria for receiving the Diploma. This Diploma is in English only. Its recognition at national level is based on national regulations.
For all queries about EDIC, please e-mail the EDIC Secretariat .