EDIC Part I Examination
Spring 2020 – April 1st
On decision of EDIC Committee, the Spring session is cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The registered candidates have been contacted in view to relocate them as much as possible. The access to the Spring 2020 classroom of the online Preparation Course will stay open till end of October 2020.
Autumn 2020 – October 12th
Registration period: May 26th, 2020 – July 15th, 2020
The EDIC Part I exam will take place in different restricted locations. Therefore, the registration will only be open to candidates whose country of residence is one of the exam welcoming places in order to restrain unnecessary travels as much as possible.
The exam centres are: Amsterdam, Copenhagen (for Scandinavian candidates), Dubai, Kolkata, London, Porto, Vienna (fully booked).
The registration for the Autumn 2020 examination includes EXCLUSIVE and time-limited access to the online EDIC I Preparation course*, which includes mock exam with EDIC-style MCQs. The access is not automatically given. The EDIC application must first be reviewed and validated.
*Note: This exclusive access on the ESICM Academy is only available to validated candidates of the EDIC I exam.
EDIC Part I Exam Description
The 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.
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 Examinations Committee. To analyse the exam takes circa three weeks, thus candidates can expect to have their results approximately four weeks after the exam.
- Short version curriculum vitae
- 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
- 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
- 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 I exam is only guaranteed after the validation of your application by the office (by the closing date of applications)
- 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
- 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.