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Diploma in Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery (DO-HNS)

Part 1 of the diploma is an MCQ section will be held simultaneously at all venues. Candidates may apply to any College to sit part 1, part 2 of the diploma is an OSCE section. Candidates should apply for the part 2 at the College from which they wish to be awarded the diploma. Although the examination will be held at on a rotational basis at different college locations on each date, all colleges will be accepting applications for each date.

All documentation including regulations can be accessed from the DO-HNS section of the intercollegiate exams website.

The purpose of the DO-HNS exam is to test the breadth and knowledge, the clinical and communications skills and the professional attributes considered appropriate by the College for a doctor intending to undertake practice within an otolaryngology department in a non-consultant career grade or trainee position.

It is also intended to provide a test for those who wish to practise within another medical specialty, but who have an interest in the aspects of where that specialty interacts with the field of otolaryngology.

Exam Dates

All applications must be received by 5pm on the closing date. Please read the examination guidance page before applying for any examination.

Title Application and Fees Due Written and/or MCQ Papers OSCE Exam Fee Completion Fee
DO-HNS MCQ 06 November 2015 11 January 2016   £480  
DO-HNS MCQ 12 February 2016 18 April 2016   £480  
DO-HNS MCQ 17 June 2016 05 September 2016   £480  
DO-HNS OSCE - Ireland 11 December 2015   09 - 11 February 2016 £905 £155
DO-HNS OSCE - Glasgow 04 March 2016   24 - 26 May 2016 £905 £155
DO-HNS OSCE - England 29 July 2016   19 - 21 October 2016 £905 £155