OLA and HOLA 2023 is now closed. Next OLA and HOLA will be in April 2024, more details to be published soon.
The On-Line Assessment (OLA) is a computer-based online test very similar to the EDAIC Part I Examination.
All questions of the OLA have been created to match the domains set by the UEMS European Training Requirements in Anaesthesiology, meaning that the OLA is the ideal tool to assess the anaesthetic and intensive care training as defined by the UEMS. The OLA is held in April on a yearly basis and is also, therefore, a perfect test for all candidates planning to take the EDAIC Part I examination in autumn.
The Home On-Line Assessment (HOLA) is the home version of the OLA, which offers flexibility in terms of planning and location to the registered candidates. In 2023, the HOLA was run successfully with more than 2000 candidates. The HOLA is not restricted to any number of participants.
The OLA and HOLA are offered in 11 languages: English, French, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Turkish and Chinese.
The OLA and HOLA have the same structure and marking system as the EDAIC Part I Examination and ITA. They use 2 sets of 60 Multiple Choice Questions, with 5 true/false answers to give for each question. The first section corresponds to Paper A, Basic Science, and the second to Paper B, Clinical Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care. This means that each set of questions has a maximum score of 300 marks: 1 mark for a correct answer, 0 marks for a blank or wrong answer.
A detailed report of the candidate’s performance by section (A and B) and by domain is then prepared through the ESAIC office. This report comprises the national and global averages of candidates at the same stage of training, in addition to the overall average scores of all participating candidates. For the sake of additional comparison, previous pass marks of the EDAIC Part I Papers will also be communicated.
As the OLA is similar to the EDAIC Part I Examination in terms of contents and preparation, OLA candidates should read the following documents related to the EDAIC Part I: How to prepare for the EDAIC, a sample of EDAIC Part I questions and Recommended Reading List. Some of these documents are available in different languages on the “How to prepare for the exam” webpage.