Examinations Subcommittee Part I Member with Russian Mother Tongue


The ESA is seeking to recruit a new member with Russian mother tongue for the Examinations Subcommittee Part I. The Examinations Subcommittee Part I is responsible for the practical organisation and development of the European Diploma in Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Part I Examination taking place every year in September, as well as the management of the EDAIC Part I Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) databank.  

 The Russian-speaking representative of the Examinations Subcommittee Part I will have full voting rights in this Subcommittee and his/her main duties will be the following:

  • Travel to attend meetings including the Examinations Subcommittee Part I meeting taking place in October (can clash with ASA congress) and the EDAIC Translators meeting usually taking place once a year at the Euroanaesthesia Congress.
  • Translate 120 MCQs to Russian yearly using a dedicated software platform and possibly other documents such as regulations, policies or promotional material.
  • Review Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) for the next EDAIC Part I examination (once a year).
  • Create new MCQs as requested by the Examinations Subcommittee Part I Chair (currently 5 MCQs per year).
  • Assist with the organisation of the EDAIC Part I in their home country if required.
  • Report on the organisation of the EDAIC Part I in their home country if requested by the Examinations Subcommittee Part I Chair.
  • Support the development of the EDAIC Part I as well as its recognition.
  • Liaise with the Examinations Subcommittee Part I Chair and Members regarding strategic and specific decisions.
  • Participate in the selection process of new Examinations Subcommittee Part I Members.
  • Undertake other tasks requested by the Examinations Subcommittee Part I Chair on an ad-hoc basis.


The candidate must have the following profile:

  • Must be an ESA Active Member.
  • Must be a consultant (i.e. not in training; retired anaesthetists cannot apply).
  • Must be in clinical practice (i.e. not working for research only).
  • Must be practising anaesthesia in a hospital with trainee anaesthetists.
  • Must have Russian as mother tongue and a good command of English.
  • Must have experience with teaching and educational activities.
  • Must have examination-related experience, preferably familiar with the EDAIC and with the national Board examination.
  • Should have support from national authorities (e.g. from University, National Society, Ministry of Health etc.).


The new member of the Examinations Subcommittee Part I will be elected for a term of 3 years, renewable annually up to 8 years and officially beginning on 1 January 2019. Examinations Subcommittee Part I Members must resign from the Subcommittee 1 year after retiring from active work. 


Travel, accommodation and other necessary expenses incurred to attend meetings or examinations are covered by the ESA as per the ESA Expense Reimbursement Policy.


Please send us:

(1) the completed application form

(2) a Curriculum Vitae written in English language and of maximum 3 pages

(3) a picture (300dpi)

(4) if possible, one or more recommendation letters written in English issued and signed by the National Authorities supporting your application; these letters should be addressed to the Examinations Committee Chair (Dr Andrey Varvinskiy).

Your application file must be sent to with a copy to before 21st January 2019 (please do not send e-mails heavier than 5MB). Complete applications will be reviewed by the Examinations and Nominations Committees and the outcome will be communicated at the earliest. All Members of the Examinations Subcommittee Part I will need to declare their conflict of interest on a yearly basis for the whole duration of their term of office. This declaration may have to be published on the ESA website.


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