European Diploma


2014 EDIC Part I (Written) Sessions - Autumn Edition

The 2014 EDIC Part I Autumn Sessions took place on September 29, 2014 in Barcelona and Bern.

The results have been released on October 31, 2014. The candidates were notified by email about their results.

2015 EDIC Part I (Written) Sessions - Spring Edition

The 2015 EDIC Part I Spring session will take place on April 8th, 2015 in various centres.
Confirmed centres: Bergen, Bonn, Dublin, Kolkata, London, Madrid and Utrecht

Registrations period: December 16, 2014 to February 15, 2015
In order to benefit from the reduced registration rate for ESICM members, the 2015 membership fee must be paid prior to registering for the 2015 exam sessions.




EDIC Part I (Written examination)

EDIC Part I examination is a multiple choice written examination in English. There are 100 multiple choice questions (MCQs) and each question trunk will have either four or five stems.

Questions are drawn from the entire spectrum of intensive care medicine, including basic medical science and physiology, pathophysiology of relevant diseases, interpretation of diagnostic data, therapeutics/toxicology, organ function replacement therapies, ethics and any other aspect relevant to the clinical ICM practice.



EDIC Part I Exam Marking System

For a correct answer to a type A question, 1 point is given, for a wrong or a blank answer 0 point. For a type K question, 1 point is given for 4 correct answers, 0.5 point for 3 out of 4 correct answers and 0 point for less then 3 correct answers. The pass mark is set on a content based standard setting procedure (modified Angoff method) by the Examinations Committee.To analyse the exam takes circa three weeks, thus candidates can expect to have their results approximately four weeks after the exam.

Required Documentation

  • Copy of University-awarded Medical Degree
  • Letter of Confirmation from National or Regional primary specialty Training Authority (e.g. College or Society)
  • Documents/letter confirming your training in ICM or completion of ICM training programme
    • If you are in ICM training: Training Authority, supervisor or Head of Training
    • If you have completed your ICM training: Head of Department or Head of Training Programme or other representative who can attest to your having completed ICM training
    • If you are a specialist: Copy of University-awarded Medical Degree and current certificate of full medical registration

Important Information

  1. People who failed the written exam must wait at least one year prior to being allowed to sit the written exam again
  2. Your seat at the EDIC Part I exam is only guaranteed after the validation by the office of your application