European Diploma in Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care
The European Diploma in Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care examination (EDAIC) is a multilingual, end-of-training, two-part examination covering the relevant basic sciences and clinical subjects appropriate for a specialist anaesthesiologist. All questions of the EDAIC have been created to match the domains set by the UEMS in their syllabus for the Anaesthetic and Intensive Care training.
The existence of a supra-national examination in anaesthesiology provides an incentive for the development of departmental, university, national and European training programmes. The aim of the examination is to achieve a uniformly high standard of knowledge by anaesthesiologists throughout Europe as judged by an independent Board of Examiners.
The EDAIC can also be used as an excellent tool for learning and validation outside of Europe. The World Federation of Societies of Anaesthesiologists (WFSA) commends this initiative and is working with the ESAIC to support the delivery of the examination worldwide.
EDAIC Exam Types
The EDAIC consists of two mandatory components (Part I & Part II). The On-Line Assessment (OLA) and In-Training Assessment (ITA) are optional.
Advice to diplomates
Further to the amalgamation between the EAA, the ESAIC and CENSA, the design of the European Diploma in Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care has been changed. Both new and past diplomas have equal value and meet the same standards.
The title of diplomate has also changed from DEAA to DESAIC. Past diplomates can either use one or the other.
Diploma recipients are invited to attend the Euroanaesthesia Diploma Ceremony where the diplomas are presented and are also entitled to a reduced registration fee to attend the Euroanaesthesia Congress if they wish.