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How to prepare for the EDPM

Core Curriculum

The Examination for the European Diploma in Pain Medicine (EDPM) is based on the accompanying Core Curriculum. The best place to start when preparing for the Examination is to read the Core Curriculum to ensure that your professional experience and knowledge reflects the Curriculum headings and competences necessary for attainment of the diploma.

Reading materials

Participants are advised to study the recommended reading list. Please be aware; this is a dynamic reading list and participants are asked to check for changes and additions on a regular basis. As the Examination is designed to test actual experience of managing and treating patients, learning materials may help you prepare and refresh your memory of important subjects, but actual clinical experience is a pre-requisite.

Virtual Summit

EFIC organise a virtual summit every year where we do not hold a congress. The virtual summit is an educational event where all of the learning is based upon the EFIC curricula. The summit programme covers different areas of the EFIC curricula each year, providing a valuable studying opportunity for anyone wishing to prepare for the Examinations. The programme is organised in one-hour modules composed of 10-15 minutes sessions.

Academy Education Platform

Members of the EFIC Academy gain access to the EFIC Academy Education Platform, where all of our online learning materials are hosted, organised along the lines of our curricula. You can catch up on all previous EFIC virtual summits, as well as viewing webinars and additional content provided only for the Platform.  The Academy Education Platform is the ideal place to prepare for the Examinations.

Congress Refresher Courses

If you have a chance to attend a Congress of the European Pain Federation EFIC, we recommend you attend the Refresher Courses. The Courses are be developed in line with the Core Curriculum and will serve as a good ‘prep course’ for potential Examination attendees.