DOHNS Part 2 October 2020 Exam Date Information

03 Sep 2020

DO-HNS Part 2 October 2020 – Exam dates 

Further to the statement to candidates informing them of the proposed changes to the DO-HNS Part 2 exam in October 2020 to ensure its delivery (, the four Surgical Royal Colleges of the United Kingdom and in Ireland can confirm the intended dates for delivery of the two parts of the amended format of the exam.


  • The ‘written’ stations, which will be delivered remotely online as a written exam, will be assessed on Monday the 19th of October. The four Surgical Royal Colleges are aware that this is a change to the initial window for the exam but this change is necessary to ensure that the exam can be delivered. Candidates will be contacted in due course with instructions on how to join this exam.


  • If the ‘clinical’ stations are delivered in person, they will be delivered across three sites in London, Glasgow and Dublin from Tuesday the 20th of October to Thursday the 22nd of October. Candidates will be contacted by the College that will be administering their exam with further details of exactly when they will take the ‘clinical’ station aspect of the exam. This may be different to the College to which a candidate originally applied so that candidates can sit to the centre nearest to them with sufficient capacity.


  • If the ‘clinical’ stations are delivered remotely, the exam will not be delivered across the three sites in London, Glasgow and Dublin as candidates will be able to take the exam wherever they are based.


A final decision as to the mode of delivery of the ‘clinical’ stations will be made in due course. We will aim to give candidates as much notice as possible of the confirmed mode of delivery. It is recommended that candidates do not book any travel or accommodation at this time until details are confirmed.

The four Surgical Royal Colleges would, however, encourage all candidates to respect government advice and to take all guidance into account when making travel and accommodation arrangements to attend an examination.