Next On-Line Assessment: Friday 22 April 2022
Next Home On-Line Assessment: Wednesday 27 April 2022 to Wednesday 11 May 2022
OLA and HOLA Group Registrations are open and will close on Friday 14 January 2022 at 13.30 CET
OLA and HOLA Individual Registrations will open on Thursday, 3 February 2022 at 08.00 am CET and will close on Monday 14 March 2022 at 23.59 CET
All questions of the OLA have been created to match precisely the domains set by the UEMS in their syllabus for the Anaesthetic and Intensive Care training, 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, therefore, a perfect test for all candidates wishing to assess their knowledge and those 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 2021, the first HOLA pilot was run successfully with more than 1000 candidates. The HOLA will not be 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.