Multi-Specialty Recruitment Assessment (MSRA) GP Specialty Training recruitment

The Multi-Specialty Recruitment Assessment (MSRA) is a computer-based assessment based around clinical scenarios.

Important: MSRA applicant expenses

Expenses incurred by applicants in sitting the MSRA will not be reimbursed by the General Practice National Recruitment Office (GPNRO).

Eligible applicants will be invited to attend the MSRA - a computer-based assessment which forms the sole selection process in 2023. The assessment has been fully researched and evaluated and has been shown to have high predictive validity.

The MSRA will be delivered at Pearson VUE testing centres.


For detailed information about the MSRA process, go to the Taking the MSRA pages.

For detailed information about the contents of the MSRA, go to the What's in the MSRA? pages.

Re-sitting the MSRA in subsequent rounds in 2022

All applicants re-applying to GP training with an unsuccessful MSRA outcome from an earlier round will be required to re-sit the MSRA.

As appointment to a GP training programme will be determined entirely by the MSRA outcome, applicants that choose to re-apply for GP training will have the opportunity to re-sit the MSRA . In such instances, any determination of success and eventual appointment in the given round will be made solely by the outcome of the re-sit attempt.

Successful GP applicants that choose to re-apply but do not wish to re-sit the MSRA can opt-in to transfer their recruitment scores at the point of re-application. Any successful GP re-applicant that chooses not to transfer their scores at point of re-application will be automatically considered as wanting to re-sit the MSRA.

Important: Important

A decision on whether or not re-sit the MSRA must be made at the point of reapplication by opting in or out of transferring an earlier successful recruitment score. The decision cannot be amended after application submission.

Outcome following the MSRA

All applicants will be notified of their outcome on the published offers date. The date can be found on the recruitment timeline page.

Applicants’ MSRA scores and final national rank will be published in Oriel against the GP ST1 application as interview scores. Detailed guidance on how to locate or view these scores is contained in the Oriel Applicant User Handbook (You will need to create an account and log-in to Oriel to access the handbook.)

Appealing the outcome

The outcome is final and cannot be reviewed, re-marked or disputed. There is no appeals process.

If you feel your application has not been managed correctly and have evidence of a failure in the process, there is a national complaints policy and procedure. You should explore this route if you have any concerns about your application. You can access the Complaints Policy and Procedure on the HEE website.

Page last reviewed: 3 November 2022

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