The 2023 Core Surgical Training interview dates were 9th-22nd March. The timeline and key dates for the 2023 application round are shown below:

Adverts appearBy 5pm on 2nd November 2022
Applications openAt 10pm on 3rd November 2022
Applications closeAt 4pm on 1st December 2022
Invitations to MSRABy 20th December 2022
MSRA window5th January to 17th January 2023
Appeal window closes28th February 2023
Invites to interview sent23rd February 2023
Interview dates9th March to 22nd March 2023
Preferences openBy 5pm on Monday 6th March 2023
Preferences close27th March 2023
Initial offers releasedBy 5pm on 30th March 2023
Hold deadlineBy 1pm on 4th April 2023
Upgrade deadlineBy 4pm on 11th April 2023
Interview scoresheet releasedBy 5pm on 4th May 2023

The Core Surgical Training application for England, Wales and Scotland takes place at a national level (Northern Ireland applications are done separately), and is coordinated by the Health Education London and Kent, Surrey and Sussex Recruitment Office. The application window opens once per year at about the start of November. Applications are submitted via the Oriel Recruitment Portal and each region releases the Job Numbers available. As part of the application, candidates have to sit the MSRA exam and complete a set of Self-assessment Questions. 1,200 candidates are then invited for a remote interview.

Please note: the information above is the most up-to-date at the time of publication but the Core Surgical Training interview dates are subject to change at any point.

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Core Surgical Training interview dates