ESICM is the sole official provider of the European Diploma in Intensive Care (EDIC), its examinations and preparation.

Date: September 1, 2022

Format: Online

Course directors

Lennie DERDE MD, Intensive Care Centre, University Medical Centre Utrecht, The Netherlands; Chair of Clinical Training Committee, ESICM

Nathan D. NIELSEN MD, M.Sc., FCCM Associate Professor, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, University of New Mexico School of Medicine, Albuquerque, United States; Editorial Board and Sepsis Section Editor, ESICM Academy

  • This is the official ESICM EDIC I Preparation Course
  • Led by key experts from the Education and Training Committee and experienced EDIC examiners
  • This course includes EXCLUSIVE access to the online EDIC I Preparation course*, which includes a mock exam with EDIC-style MCQs
  • Tips on how to pass the exam, including guidance on educational materials and other resources to best prepare for the EDIC I exam

  • To understand the objective and format of the exam
  • To guide on the resources available
  • To motivate and engage the participants in the learning process (self-study and LIVE virtual sessions)
  • To evaluate progress and provide tailored support where required
  • To understand the practicalities of the exam
  • What is EDIC I exam? Blueprint and % of topics/ guidelines                    
  • Type of exam questions                                                                             
  • MCQs as examples with teaching points with experts                         
  • Testimonial from an EDIC exam candidate that passed
  • Discussion of the mock test        
  • Online test debate            
  • Proctoring and technical requirements information                       

  • Candidates preparing for the EDIC I exam or a similar standardised exam

*Note: This exclusive and time-limited access is only available to paid registrants of EDIC I Prep course 2022 on the ESICM Academy. There are limited spaces available for this session.

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