European Diploma


2014 EDIC Part II - Spring Edition

The 2014 EDIC Part II Spring session will take place on May 7th, 2014 in seven centres across Europe.
For logistical reasons, the exam will be held on Thursday May 8, 2014 in Zurich, CH.

Registrations are closed since March 31, 2014. 

2014 EDIC Part II - Autumn Edition

The 2014 EDIC Part II Autumn session will take place on November 5th, 2014. There will be 8 centres across Europe hosting this session of the exam.

Registrations are set to open in June.

EDIC Part II - Objectively Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE)

The standard requirements expected for EDIC Part II are that of a senior trainee nearing completion of specialist training in ICM, and capable of safe, independent practice. Candidates should be able to communicate effectively in English and be capable of consulting and drawing appropriately on the fullness of multi-disciplinary patient support. Some sub specialty knowledge is expected, including for example, some general aspects of paediatric, organ donation and transplant critical care.

Only those candidates who have successfully passed EDIC Part I may take the Part II OSCE examination. It is anticipated that it will usually be taken within 24 months of passing Part I, and cannot be taken later than four years after passing Part I, unless otherwise approved by the Examinations Sub Committee. 

EDIC Part II Exam Description

The EDIC Part II exam will take place outside of the ICU environment. The exam content follows a blueprint derived from competencies listed in the CoBaTrICE syllabus. For domains description and competence statement, see table 3 of the original CoBaTrICE publication in Intensive Care Medicine 2006 (vol. 32 pp 1371-1382).

Candidates will have to pass six skill stations: Three different clinical scenarios using imitation charts of real patients and three computer stations, where reading and interpretation of imaging, ECGs, biochemical scenarios, open questions and other topics will be tested. Clinical scenarios, as well as computer-based skills stations, will be standardised, which means that for a given clinical problem or presented image, expected answers are prepared in advance. At each clinical skill station, a different pair of examiners will examine the candidates and at each computer based skill station, a different examiner will interact with the candidate.

The EDIC Part II exam will be performed in English exclusively, and simultaneously (on the same day) in approximatively 6 to 10 centres able to accommodate up to 36 candidates/centre.  We intend to offer two to three exam days per year.

For further information and detailed exam description, please see our guidelines.

Required Documentation

•  Documents/letter confirming your training in ICM or completion of ICM training programme (to complement what you submitted for EDIC Part I)
•  Copy of primary specialty certification, if completed
•  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