The ESA

EDAIC Part ll Examiner

ROLE

The ESA is looking to expand its pool of Examiners for the EDAIC Part II Examination; an oral examination covering basic sciences, clinical anaesthesia and intensive care medicine subjects, and leading to the granting of the European Diploma in Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care.

The duties of EDAIC Part II Examiners will be the following:

  • Attend one or more Part II examinations scheduled throughout the year in various European centres (depending on the availability of the Examiner and the needs of the ESA, in particular in terms of languages).  
  • Be familiar with and apply the examination procedures.
  • Strive to maintain the high standard of the EDAIC.
  • Study the examination questions provided by the ESA.
  • Strive to conduct a fair and impartial interview of the candidates. 
  • Assess whether the candidate demonstrated an adequate breadth and depth of knowledge over a range of topics as well as sound clinical judgement; and award marks accordingly.

REQUIREMENTS

The candidate must have the following profile:

  • Must be consultant (i.e. anaesthetists who are retired or in training cannot apply).
  • Must have a minimum of 3 years’ clinical experience after full completion of specialist training.
  • Must be in clinical practice (i.e. not working for research only)
  • Applicants from all European countries are welcome, but applicants from Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Greece, the Netherlands, Italy, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Sweden, Switzerland and Turkey are particularly encouraged to apply.
  • Very good command of spoken English; proficiency in one of the following languages is an asset: French, German, Spanish or any Scandinavian language.
  • Must be actively involved in teaching.
  • Must be an ESA member or ready to become one.
  • Being a Diplomate of the European Society of Anaesthesiology (DESA/ DEAA), a Fellow of the Royal College of Anaesthetists (FRCA) or a Fellow of the College of Anaesthetists, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (FCARCSI) is a strong asset.
  • Must observe at least one Part II examination at their own expense if they are not DESA / DEAA / FRCA / FCARCSI before they can examine for the first time.

OFFER

The EDAIC Part II Examiners receive a free registration for Euroanaesthesia following the year in which they have examined. Travel, accommodation and other necessary expenses incurred to attend examinations are covered by the ESA as per the ESA Expense Reimbursement Policy. An insurance paid by the ESA covers any accident that might occur when examiners travel for EDAIC purposes. After each examination in which they participated, examiners will receive from the ESA office a certificate of attendance that will allow them to claim CME credits if applicable in their country.

MORE INFO

Any questions? Please contact exam@esahq.org.

HOW TO APPLY

Please send us: (1) the completed application form here stressing clearly your interest in education, (2) two recommendation letters, (3) a recent picture. The letters should be dated, signed and addressed to the ESA Examinations Committee. Complete applications will be reviewed by members of the Examinations Committee and Subcommittees and the outcome will be communicated at the earliest. Please send your application to the following address: exam@esahq.org (please do not send e-mails heavier than 5MB).