2014 EDIC Part I (Written) Sessions - Spring Edition
The 2014 EDIC Part I Spring session will take place on April 2nd, 2014. The centres where the exam will be organised, will be published once the agreements are signed.Registrations open in January 2014.
2013 EDIC Part I (Written) Sessions - Autumn Edition
The 2013 EDIC Part I Autumn Sessions took place on October 7, 2013 in two sites: Paris, France and Bern, Switzerland.
The minimum score to pass is 60. Congratulations to the successful candidates!
Out of the total number of candidates from Paris and Bern, 60.9 % passed.
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.
ESICM offers registered candidates (who have paid their exam fee) access to a series of sample MCQs used in previous EDIC Part I exams. Candidates will get an individual time-limited password and will be given the opportunity to answer questions online. This exercise provides a clear example of the level of difficulty of, and the differing types of questions (A and K) candidates should expect in the actual exam.
All answer sheets are handled by the Institute of Medical Education (IML: www.iml.unibe.ch) in Bern, Switzerland, which is a partner of ESICM in the making and evaluation of the exams and MCQs.
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 EDIC Subcommittee.To analyse the exam takes circa three weeks, thus candidates can expect to have their results approximately four weeks after the exam.
- 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
Contact details for:
- 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
- People who failed the written exam must wait at least one year prior to being allowed to sit the written exam again
- Your seat at the EDIC Part I exam is only guaranteed after the validation by the office of your application