Next On-Line Assessment: Friday 16 April 2021
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 after each year of training and those planning to take the EDAIC Part I examination in autumn. The OLA is offered in 11 languages: English, French, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Turkish and Chinese.
On 26 June 2020, 1089 candidates took the OLA. Candidates could register in a choice of over 115 centres in Europe and beyond. Despite the global pandemic, this was made possible thanks to the very strong commitment of the OLA Hosts around the world.
In 2021, candidates registering individually will be given the option to take the OLA from home for the first time. This pilot Home On-Line Assessment (HOLA) will be restricted to a number of participants and will have to be conducted under strict security conditions.
The On-Line Assessment has the same structure and marking system as the EDAIC Part I Examination and ITA. It uses 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.
Once candidates have completed the assessment, they are given their overall scores on the 2 sections and 20 minutes to go through the questions to see where they answered incorrectly. (not applicable to the candidates taking the OLA from home). A more detailed report of their performance by section (A and B) and by domain is then prepared through the ESAIC office. This report also comprises the national and global averages of OLA candidates at the same stage of training, in addition to the average scores of OLA candidates overall. For the sake of additional comparison, previous pass marks of the EDAIC Part I Papers will also be communicated.
Marking and Feedback
Registration and Preparation
Individual online candidate registrations for the OLA will open beginning of 2021. Candidates willing to register for the OLA must read the described on our website and agree to the OLA regulations.
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 main Examinations webpage and the ”How to prepare for the exam” webpage.