The European diploma in intensive care — EDIC

Steve Benington, Brendan A. McGrath

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The European Diploma in Intensive Care (EDIC) is a two part examination set by the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine. It is becoming increasingly popular with UK trainees who see possession of a diploma as an advantage when applying for consultant posts. Part 1 is a multiple choice paper testing factual knowledge, while Part 2 tests clinical skills and judgement at the bedside and through oral examination. Candidates sitting the Part 2 examination will have completed at least 24 months' ICM training (including complimentary specialties), and must convince the examiners that they would be capable of managing patients on a general intensive care unit to the standard expected of a consultant.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)16-20
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of the Intensive Care Society
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2009


  • EDIC
  • education
  • diploma
  • intensive care medicine
  • examination


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