The Multi-Specialty Recruitment Assessment (MSRA) is a computer-based assessment. It assesses essential competences in the Person Specification through clinical scenarios.

This guidance outlines the requirements for successful completion of the MSRA for recruitment to medical specialty training.

The MSRA is delivered in partnership with Work Psychology Group and Pearson VUE.

In addition to the specialties above, there are other specialties that use the MSRA. These are:

  • Anaesthetics CT1
  • Community Sexual and Reproductive Health ST1
  • Neurosurgery ST1/ST2/ST3
  • Ophthalmology ST1

Northern Ireland (NI)

  • NI – Core Surgical Training CT1
  • NI – Clinical Radiology ST1
  • NI – Core Psychiatry Training CT1
  • NI – Emergency Medicine ST1


  • BBT (Scotland) ST1

Page last reviewed: 29 May 2024
Next review due: 29 May 2025