How to prepare yourself for your examination
We advise you to draw fully on the following:
- EDIC Part I Refresher Course
- EDIC Part II Preparation Course
- The ESICM Annual Congress and LIVES FORUM: Educational interactive sessions & pre-congress courses
- The ESICM Academy programme – Please note that the content on the ESICM Academy is equivalent to the PACT website.
- “Multiple Choice Questions in Intensive Care Medicine” by S Benington, P Nightingdale & M Shelly (tfm Publishing Ltd/Gutenberg Press)
- Training opportunities at local and national levels. Contact your local authorities
The EDIC Guidelines can also provide you with some additional information on recommended approaches to training.
Translation & Validity of the EDIC Certificate
ESICM delivers a Diploma in Intensive Care for those who have passed the EDIC Part I & II and successfully completed the required amount of training, thus fulfilling the set criteria for receiving the Diploma. This Diploma is in English only. Its recognition at national level is based on national regulations.
What’s unique about the EDIC Preparation Courses in India?
EDIC Preparation Courses Director, Prof Ravindra Kumar, explains
The number of candidates from the Middle East and the Indian subcontinent that take part in the EDIC exam has steadily increased over the last years. Candidates are hard-working, highly motivated and committed individuals, who certainly have the knowledge base, but may be lacking the tools to express their knowledge in the environment they work in.
This factor has led the ESICM to create a course that has been customised to Delhi and adapted to these candidates, while following the framework and maintaining the quality and standards that the exam strives for.
All the examiners involved in the course are experienced in examining candidates from the wider world and without being specific to any particular health system or curriculum.