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2015 EDIC Part II - Spring Edition

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

The results are set to be released by April 22, 2015.

2015 EDIC Part II - Autumn Edition

The 2015 EDIC Part II Autumn session will be held on November 5th, 2015

More details about locations and registration will be available in Spring 2015.


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


Important Information

  1. All candidates should receive an automatic electronic response when registration is complete. This message is NOT a confirmation that the candidate has a guaranteed seat. Your seat at the EDIC Part II exam is only guaranteed after the validation of your application by the office (by the closing date of applications)
  2. Candidates should wait for validation before making any travel arrangements (e.g. work leave, flight/hotel reservations, visa application, etc.) ESICM is not responsible for any costs incurred by validated or unvalidated candidates 
  3. Candidates credit cards are not charged by ESICM until the validation process is complete. Note that some financial institutions may provisionally deduct the fee immediately upon entering the credit card data during registration, these funds are held by the individual bank - not ESICM, so any issues must be resolved by the candidate with their own bank