SSAI Intensivvårdsprogram #17 2016-2017

Call for Applications for the 17th Scandinavian Training Program in Intensive Care Medicine 2016-2017

The Scandinavian Society of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine (SSAI) co-ordinates an advanced training program in Intensive Care Medicine for doctors working at Scandinavian hospitals.

Please notice changed requirements for application to the program.

  • All applicants to the training program must have completed part one examination of the European Diploma in Intensive Care Medicine (EDIC Part I) before they can be accepted to the program.
  • The main aim of the NEW program is to prepare the next generation intensive care specialists and ICU-directors in Scandinavia for their ever more complicated tasks.
  • This change is expected to facilitate changes in the program contents where more emphasis will be put on interactive problem oriented presentations, hot topics, pro – contra, controversies etc.
  • The amount of “textbook kind of lectures” will be reduced. Basics are expected to be known from Textbooks, Cobatrice, PACT and EDIC.
  • Academic focus will be sharpened in future courses and content will be adapted to the needs of Scandinavian intensive care medicine.
  • The training period is 2 years, starting January 2016.
  • The training program is limited to 30 trainees.
  • No more than two candidates can be admitted the same year to the program from each department.
  • If less than 18 applicants qualify, the program will probably be postponed for one year.

Applications should include the following:

  1. The application form.
  2. Letter by the applicant informing about the applicant’s motivation and expectations regarding the program.
  3. Suggested clinical rotation in different ICUs during the two-years training period.
  4. Recommendation letter from a superior documenting the applicant’s interest in and commitment to intensive care medicine.
  5. Curriculum vitae.
  6. ICU project proposal. Suggest a project tutor. Define topic/title and design the project (background info, aim, hypothesis, methods and timetable (250-500 words plus references).
  7. Proof of membership within the SSAI.
  8. Proof of having passed EDIC I. Those who plan to take EDIC 1 in Berlin in October 2015 can apply to the program by 1st of September 2015, but will be put on a waiting list until results of the EDIC 1 exam arrive (around 1st of Nov).
  9. A picture. A recent electronic picture of the applicant.

For further information see

Applications with attachments should be sent by e-mail to the Secretary of the SSAI Steering Committee of the training program before September 1, 2015:

Gisli H Sigurdsson   

Chair Scandinavian Training Program in Intensive Care Medicine