EDIC Part II Examination

Spring  2021 – May 20

Registrations are closed.
The examination is going ahead as planned in the current OSCE format.
For organisational purposes, the candidates will be allocated to a virtual exam room within a virtual exam centre and will be invited to connect from their home place to the ESICM Academy according to a set timeslot.

Detailed information will be emailed in early April, after a final test-run by the EDIC Committee.


Autumn 2021 – November 10

Information about the autumn edition will be published in due time.


Preparing to take EDIC II?

An EDIC II Preparation Course has been developed by the Clinical Training Committee. For more information, visit the EDIC II Preparation Course webpage.

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. Candidates who fail are informed that they are free to have another go. A maximum of three attempts is allowed.

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

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.

Registration Process


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Part I


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