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2015 EDIC Part II - Spring Edition


The 2015 EDIC Part II Spring session will take place on March 26th, 2015 in various centres.

  • Amsterdam - fully booked
  • Copenhagen
  • London - fully booked
  • Porto
  • Prague
  • Vienna - fully booked
  • Zurich

Registration period: December 5, 2014 to January 15, 2015 (closing time: 14:00 CET).

There are 36 places available in each centre and in order to ensure all exam centres are filled equitably, the Examinations Committee will offer a limited number of places on a waiting list. Candidates on this list may or may not be offered a position in their preferred centre or another of the seven centres hosting the exam.

As in all cases of EDIC registration, it is recommended that candidates wait for final registration confirmation from the EDIC office before booking travel.

Please note: In order to benefit from the reduced registration rate for ESICM members, the 2015 membership fee must be paid prior to registering for 2015 exam sessions.

2014 EDIC Part II - Autumn Edition

The 2014 EDIC Part II Autumn session took place on November 5th and 6th, 2014. Results from this exam have now been validated. All candidates have been notified via email of their results.

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 Committee. 

EDIC Part II Exam Description

Watch icTV video about EDIC Part II 
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. 

icTV video "How to Prepare for EDIC II: Candidates talk about their experiences"

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

Required Documentation

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