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.
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||Joining Fee|
|DO-HNS MCQ||07 November 2013||06 January 2014||£350||N/A|
|DO-HNS MCQ||14 February 2014||07 April 2014||£350||N/A|
|DO-HNS MCQ||20 June 2014||01 September 2014||£350||N/A|
|DO-HNS OSCE - Ireland||02 Aug 2013||08 - 10 October 2013||£670||£155|
|DO-HNS OSCE - England||06 December 2013||26 - 28 February 2014||£760||£155|
|DO-HNS OSCE - Edinburgh||07 March 2014||28 - 30 May 2014||£760||£155|
|DO-HNS OSCE - Ireland||01 August 2014||07 - 09 October 2014||£760||£155|