As part of the selection process for 2024 Core Surgical Training recruitment, all longlisted applicants will be required to take a Multi-Specialty Recruitment Assessment (MSRA). This is an extra exam which was used for the first time in the 2023 recruitment round. 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, this is continuing to form part of the 2024 recruitment process and a candidate’s score in the MSRA 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: