DOHNS Part 2 October 2021 Confirmation of format and delivery

23 Aug 2021

DO-HNS Part 2 October 2021


The four Surgical Royal Colleges can confirm that, for the October 2021 DO-HNS Part 2 (OSCE):


  • The ‘written’ stations will be delivered as an online exam on 18 October 2021
  • The ‘clinical’ stations will be delivered in-person in a socially-distanced fashion between 20 and 21 October 2021 across three sites in London, Glasgow and Dublin.


The format of the ‘written’ and ‘clinical’ components will be the same as the DO-HNS Part 2 delivered in October 2020, as previously announced to candidates (


Candidates will be contacted by the College at which they will sit the exam with information on the exact date they will be sitting the ‘clinical’ station component of the exam. As previously noted, this may be different to the College to which a candidate originally applied, so that candidates can sit at the centre nearest to them with sufficient capacity.


The cancellation of one exam centre will not cause the cancellation of the exam at other venues and other Colleges.


Candidates should check and follow Government advice about travel and accommodation when attending an examination.

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