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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.

TitleApplication and Fees DueWritten and/or MCQ PapersOSCEExam FeeCompletion Fee
DO-HNS MCQ 07 November 2014 05 January 2015 £400 N/A
13 February 2015 13 April 2015 £400
12 June 2015 02 September 2015 £400
DO-HNS OSCE - Glasgow 12 December 2014 10 - 12 February 2015 £815 £155
DO-HNS OSCE - England 06 March 2015 27 - 29 May 2015 £815
DO-HNS OSCE - Edinburgh 31 July 2015 20 - 22 October 2015 £815