The European Diploma in Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care is a two-part examination that covers the relevant basic sciences and clinical subjects for a Specialist Anaesthetist.
By obtaining full EDAIC and a pass in IELTS/OET to evidence your English language skills you will be able to take up an ST3+ level posts.
To read our blog post on EDAIC Part 1, click here.
Please note, if you are a Specialist in Pakistan, you must have either FCPS or the MCPS to be eligible to sit the EDAIC Part 2 exam. Other diplomas in Anaesthetics issued in Pakistan can be accepted for the EDAIC Part 1 but not for the EDAIC Part 2 exam.
If you hold FCPS or MCPS, you are not exempt from sitting EDAIC Part 1.
EDAIC Part 1 – Written
EDAIC Part 2 – Oral
£472 first attempt
£292 following attempts
EDAIC Part 2 is held annually between February and November in several test centres across the world.
Click here to book your exam.
To apply, you must evidence:
You will be tested within four separate 25-minute oral examinations. For all four vivas, you will be given a brief written presentation 10 minutes before meeting the examiners.
Viva 1: Applied Basic Sciences
You will be tested first on cardiovascular and/or respiratory physiology. You will then be tested on applied pharmacology, applied anatomy, physiology and physiology/pharmacology combined.
Viva 2: Applied Basic Science
You will be tested on applied pharmacology and then applied cardiovascular and/or respiratory physiology, clinical measurement, applied pharmacology/physiology combined.
Viva 3: Clinical Critical Care)
This viva will start with questions on Intensive Care of Emergency Medicine and then the follow up questions will be based on clinical management, x-ray interpretation, anaesthetic specialties and general questions.
Viva 4: Clinical Management of Anaesthetic Problems
You will be provided with an anaesthetic problem scenario and then asked about if there are any relevant internal medicine topics, ECG interpretation, local or regional anaesthesia and some general questions.
The examination aims to assess your knowledge of:
Basic sciences, clinical anaesthesia (including obstetric anaesthesia and analgesia), resuscitation and emergency medicine, specialist anaesthesia (e.g. neuro-, cardiac, thoracic, paediatric), intensive care, management of chronic pain and current literature.
Click here to find out the full list of topics tested.
The examiners use a marking system which is divided into three marks. The marks are:
-1 = Fail
+1 = Pass
+2 = Pass +
There will be 20 topics of the day and each examiner will award you with one of the marks. All the marks will then be added up to make a final score. To be successful, you will need:
The European Society of Anaesthesiology suggest that when you are revising you should try to achieve a consistent and broad range of knowledge rather than become experts in narrow fields.
Please click here for a full list or recommendations from The European Society of Anaesthesiology.
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How to prepare for EDAIC. (2019). [ebook] European Society of Anaesthesiology. Available at: https://www.esahq.org/~/media/ESA/Files/EDUCATION/EDAIC%20Part%20II/How%20to%20prepare%20for%20the%20EDAIC.ashx [Accessed 14 Nov. 2019].