Assessment of the nose can be part of the Viva Voce in Rhinology & Facial Plastics, or the clinical short cases. You will be presented with a series of clinical photographs or a real patient, respectively. You may only have a short time to assess the nose and therefore a well-practised systematic approach is vital. This also shows the examiner of your logical approach, and that you are safe and competent to be a day 1 consultant. A useful approach to assessment for septorhinoplasty (SRP) has been covered by an earlier article.