European Diploma in Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care

ESA offers several supporting tools to help candidates prepare for the European Diploma in Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care (EDAIC) Part I and Part II Examinations.

The Basic Sciences Anaesthetic Course (BSAC)

It is a 3-day course, held in parallel with Euroanaesthesia. The objective of the course is to improve a candidate’s understanding and knowledge of different areas of basic science. Registration for the course is open.

ESA E-Learning Platform

To view E-learning modules pertaining to examinations preparation, follow these steps:

1. Connect to your ESA website user account

2. Access the ESA E-Learning Platform

3. Go to the "non-technical skills" section. An E-learning video featuring advice on how to succeed at MCQ as well as another one on how to prepare for an oral examination are available. 

EDAIC Webinar

If you are an ESA member, you can access the EDAIC Webinar on our eLearning platform for more tips and tricks.

The On-Line Assessment (OLA) and In-training Assessment

Trainees or Specialists can also use the On-Line Assessment (OLA) and In-Training Assessment (ITA) to test their knowledge and identify which subjects require further study if they are planning to take the EDAIC Examination. 

Part I Examination and ITA - Sample Questions  

Please find below sample EDAIC Part I / ITA questions in different languages. Please note that ESA is providing these questions as an example to help candidates prepare for the examination. The Examinations Committee and the ESA Secretariat will not answer any questions on the scientific content of these sample questions.


English French Italian Polish* Portuguese* Romanian*
German Spanish Russian* Hungarian* Turkish Slovenian*

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  • Diploma Guide downloadable from this page

Part II Examination - Sample Questions

Sample Questions English French German Italian Spanish
Advice to Candidates English French German Italian Spanish

Part II - Sample Examination Video

How to prepare for the EDAIC

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