Register for part 1 of the Examination for the European Diploma in Pain Medicine (EDPM)

Registration is open for part 1 of the Examination for the EDPM.

Reminder: The Examination is composed of two parts:

  • Part 1 is a multiple-choice question (MCQ) examination.
  • Part 2 is a series of objective structured clinical examinations (OSCEs) and viva examinations

The Examination Committee have decided to hold part 1 of the Examination in Valencia on the site of the EFIC Congress; the Feria Valencia congress centre. If you are attending the congress, it will be possible to take part 1 of the Examination on-site. If you are not planning to attend the congress, it will be possible to register for the Examination and receive a visitor’s pass to enter the congress venue on the day of the Examination.

Part 1, the multiple-choice question paper, will take 90 minutes between 09:00 and 11:30 on Saturday 7th September

How to register

To register for part 1 of the Examination, please contact us with the following:

  • Evidence of your medical degree.
  • Curriculum Vitae detailing at least three years clinical work in which patients with pain have been assessed and treated.
  • Letters of support or endorsement from two referees, for example a head of department, clinical director or senior colleague. This letter should confirm that you are in good standing in your country and department, and involved in seeing and managing patients with pain on a regular basis.

Please send these documents to via secure file transfer or email attachment, along with a short letter explaining that you are applying for the Examination. Please note that supporting documents should be provided in English. Where original documents are not available in English, the Examination Committee reserve the right to request further explanation.

Applicants will be provided with a decision on their application within 5 days of receipt of application.

Successful applicants will be asked to pay a registration fee of 250 euros in advance of the Examination date if they wish to sit the Examination.

The deadline for applications is Thursday 29th August 2019 at midnight.

Exam regulations

For full details on the policies governing the Examination, please read the information on this webpage.  Note that the information related to OSCEs, vivas and case histories are only relevant to part 2.

Those who complete part 1 will be able to register for part 2, at a future sitting during which part 2 takes place, with a commensurate reduced fee.

Completion of part 1 alone shall not be considered a qualification designated by the European Pain Federation EFIC.

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