As part of the selection process for 2023 Core Surgical Training recruitment, all longlisted applicants will be required to take a Multi-Specialty Recruitment Assessment (MSRA). This is the first time this has been used in CST recruitment. Only the top 1200 scoring candidates in the MSRA will be invited to interview.

The MSRA is a computer-based assessment, which has been designed to assess some of the essential competences outlined in the Core Surgical Training Person Specification and is based around clinical scenarios. This has been met with a lot of concern from candidates and trainee associations alike. Regardless, the MSRA is due to take place in January 2023 and a candidate’s score will contribute 10% to the final interview score.

Important: The MSRA will be delivered at Pearson VUE test centres throughout the country (remote testing provision is available). Further information on the MSRA is available via the MSRA applicant guide link below: