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Diploma in Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery (OSCE)

Part 2 of the Diploma in Ortolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery (DO-HNS) is an objective structured clinical examination (OSCE), lasting approximately three-and-a-half hours.

The DO-HNS Part 2 exam also forms part of the examination pathway leading to the award of the Intercollegiate MRCS (ENT). 

Changes to MRCS Part B OSCE due to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Due to the challenges presented by COVID-19, the four Royal Surgical Colleges have applied to the GMC to make changes to the format of the DO-HNS Part 2 (OSCE) for October 2020. The GMC is currently reviewing the submission but the four Royal Surgical Colleges would like to keep candidates informed as much as possible. Please see latest ICBSE update for full details.

Candidates should check the College and ICBSE websites regularly for further information and confirmation of the temporary changes that will be made to the DO-HNS Part 2 examination. Candidates places, including those due to be transferred from the postponed June exam, will be confirmed as soon as possible.

  • £997.00


Candidates may pass Part 1 and Part 2 in any order but may not apply for both parts simultaneously. Either part must be passed before applying for the next.

Full details on candidate eligibility can be found on the intercollegiate exam website.

Exam format

Part 2 of the DO-HNS is an objective structured clinical examination (OSCE), lasting approximately three-and-a-half hours. 

The OSCE consists of a circuit up to 28 active stations and sometimes preparation stations and rest stations. More information can be found in the DOHNS guide.


The complete syllabus for the Diploma of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery (DO-HNS) is available at the ISCP website.

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