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 for posts commencing in August 2024 and February 2025.

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

In addition to the listed specialties above, there are other specialties which applications are available, but which pages are currently not available for, or exist for devolved healthcare services. These are listed below.

  • 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: 19 October 2023
Next review due: 1 October 2024