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

Examiners for the Intercollegiate DO-HNS Examination

The Diploma in Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery (DO-HNS) was established as an intercollegiate examination in April 2008. The purpose of the DO-HNS is to test the breadth and knowledge, the clinical and communication skills and the professional attributes considered appropriate by the College for a doctor intending to undertake practise 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.

The examination consists of an MCQ paper, and an OSCE examination that includes communication skills and clinical scenarios that utilise the services of willing patients as well as actors. The OSCE is held in rotation at the Royal Surgical Colleges, although each College accepts candidates for each diet.


An open invitation is given to all Otolaryngologists who are Fellows of The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh to consider applying to become an examiner for the Intercollegiate DO-HNS Faculty.

The examination commitment will generally be 6 days per year, but this is reasonably flexible. Some previous examination experience is desirable but not essential. Training will be provided prior to undertaking examination duties.

Please post completed applications to the Examinations Section at the address below:

Assessment and Quality Assurance - Examinations
The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
Nicolson Street

Tel: +44 131 527 1600


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