Exit Exam October 2021 Important Information

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Exit Exam October 2021 Important Information

The examination will include the following subsites and modalities of head and neck (the subsites marked with “only for HN Oncology” will not be part of the Oral Oncology module)


Eyelid and Orbit

Nasal cavity and Paranasal sinuses

Skull base

Lips and Oral Cavity


Nasopharynx, Hypopharynx & oesophagus (only for HN Oncology)

Larynx and Trachea (only for HN Oncology)

Cervical Lymph nodes

Thyroid and Parathyroid (only for HN Oncology)

Salivary Glands

Neurogenic Tumours and Paragangliomas

Soft tissue tumours

Bone and Odontogenic Tumours

Reconstructive Surgery

Maxillofacial prosthesis and implants

Radiation Oncology


The examination will evaluate mainly following areas:

  • Basic sciences including head and neck anatomy, physiology and oncology
  • Questions on published clinical, basic, and outcomes research
  • Surgical decision-making including incision, approach, resection, neck dissection, and reconstruction
  • Multidisciplinary decision making e.g. adjuvant therapy
  • QoL/Rehabilitative strategies including facial, swallowing, speech, and other functional rehabilitation
  • Strategies of prevention and early detection
  • Pain and palliative care
  • Future directions

Exit exam – Rules and Regulations


The candidate must be a life member of FHNO to be eligible to appear in examination

The candidate must remain present at the venue at given reporting time

The candidate must complete entire examination process

Candidate should bring own writing material (pen, pencil etc.)

Candidate must bring a valid ID and a self-attested copy of same

All rules of examination decided by FHNO Institutional Fellowship Committee must be followed

In all disputes, final decision by FHNO Institutional Fellowship committee will be final and binding

Marking and passing:

Candidate must complete all modules of exam to be eligible for evaluation

Candidate must pass theory and practical exam individually

The candidate must score minimum 50% marks in both heads to pass the exam

Only the candidate passing the exam will get Fellowship completion certificate


Exit Exam Detailed Format:

Table 1

Radiology and Specimen

Total Marks :50

Imaging modalities: OPG, CT, MRI, PET, Sistamibi, DOTA etc.

Specimen: Physical and Photographs

Table 2

Instruments and Surgeries (physical, photos and chits)

Total marks: 50


Total cases: 10

Total marks: 100

Common for HN and Oral 7 cases. Specific for HN and Oral last 3 cases.


Total marks: 100 (50 for MCQ +50 for Short Notes)

MCQ based questions : 25 (2 marks each)

Out of 25, 5 MCQs will be specific to HN Oncology / Oral Oncology

Short notes: 5 (10 marks each)

Out of 5, 2 short notes will be specific to HN Oncology / Oral Oncology

Internal Evaluation:

Total marks: 50

Evaluation of Log book, Academics, Publications and Presentations