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How to get into GP Training - 2022 Entry

 

The process of applying to GP training for 2022 entry comprises the following stages:

GP Training

 

Stage 1: Longlisting is based on the submission of your application via the new Oriel. To be longlisted, you need to meet the eligibility criteria. The main ones are:

- Eligible for full registration with the GMC + license to practice by the time you start (not needed at time of application)

- 2 years clinical experience by the time you start training (can be in any country) - e.g. FY1 and FY2, or internship + 1 year at SHO/F2 level

- Evidence of Foundation Year 2 competences (either via the Foundation programme or using the Certificate of Readiness to enter Specialty Training (CREST) - must be the 2021 form).

Read the FULL eligibility critera in the GP ST1 National Person Specification from the National Recruitment Office site.


Key Dates for Round 1 2022 (usually 4000+ jobs):

Apply from: 4th November 2021, closing date 1st December 2021 (4pm)

Invitations to book MSRA: By 21st December 2021

MSRA dates (2022): 6th 15th January 2022

MSRA results: By 3rd February 2022

Job offers: By 3rd March 2022

Hold deadline: 5th April 2022

Upgrade deadline: 11th April 2022

Start date: 3rd August 2022

 

Stage 2: Multi-Specialty Recruitment Assessment (MSRA) is a computer based exam comprising both clinical and professional dilemma multiple choice questions.

- Professional dilemma paper - 50 Situational Judgement Test questions in 95 minutes

- Clinical problem solving paper - 97 clinical questions in 75 minutes  You can read more about this paper and how to prepare for it in this article on the MSRA.


For 2022 entry, your scores in the MSRA which will determine if you get an offer / where that offer will be - there will NOT be any interview / Stage 3 assessment / selection centre for GP training this year. The MSRA is not a simple pass / fail assessment - it is competitively ranked, and your score makes up 100% of your overall score (50% is the SJT paper, 50% is the clinical paper for 2021 entry). It is important that you start preparing early, so that you can get the best score possible - every mark matters - it could be the difference between getting an offer or not, or help determine whether you get one your top offers or one of your lower preferences.

SRA online revision


 Ranking and Job allocation
Jobs are allocated based on your MSRA scores, your rank in the national ranking, and the areas you select when you applied. Popular areas are very competitive, so if you need to stay in a specific area (so have limited preferences), or a popular area like London, Oxford, KSS, you need to get the best score possible to maximize your chances - just passing the MSRA does not guarantee any job offers or an offer in one of your top preferences - many doctors that pass do not secure a suitable post each year. In recent years, the number of applicants and competition has increased significantly.

 

 

  Guidance for applicants  

 

There are usually three rounds of recruitment each year for GP training Round 1, Round 1 re-advert, and Round 2. For 2022, there may only be 2 rounds (as in 2021) you can see dates for Round 1 2022 below:

Round 1 (usually 4000+ jobs):

Dates for Round 1 2022:

Apply from: 4th November 2021, closing date 1st December 2021 (4pm)

Invitations to book MSRA: By 21st December 2021

MSRA dates (2022): 6th 15th January 2022

MSRA results: By 3rd February 2022

Job offers: By 3rd March 2022

Hold deadline: 5th April 2022

Upgrade deadline: 11th April 2022

Start date: 3rd August 2022


Round 1 Re-advert (only jobs left unfilled after round 1 usually 500-800+ jobs):

There may not be a Round 1 re-advert for 2022 entry


Round 2 (mostly jobs left unfilled after round 1 usually 300-500+ jobs, but may be fewer this year due to higher competition in Round 1):

Dates for Round 2 (for jobs starting February 2023)

To be confirmed

 

Jobs that are unfilled from Round 1 are available in Round 1 Re-advert for both new applicants and those who applied in Round 1 but were unsuccessful. All jobs start in August. The jobs available in Round 2 are mostly jobs unfilled by the previous two rounds of recruitment - jobs start in February - there are usually limited jobs in this round, and some areas will not have any posts at all as they will have been filled already.


How can Emedica help you get into the GP Training programme of your choice? We have been helping doctors successfully enter GP training for 16+ years, and can offer support for every stage. Our Getting into GP Training course covers the whole process step by step, and we also have an intensive 2 day MSRA Crammer course, and online revision for the MSRA covering 2100+ clinical and SJT questions with mock exams.

 
Want to understand the whole process and how to prepare for each part step by step? Our Getting into GP Training: Step by Step course or our most comprehensive package for doctors wishing to get their top choice GP training job - our GP ST Entry Pass+ Bundle covering over 125 hours of learning is for you: www.emedica.co.uk/gp


Getting into GP Training Course

Comprehensive preparation for GP Training Entry:

Getting into GP Training Step By Step MSRA 2 Day Crammer Course MSRA Online Questions

MSRA 2 Day Crammer Course + Online Revision Bundle

MSRA 2 Day Crammer + Online Revision Bundle

Join the GP Training Support Group

Telephone: 0121 744 6433 email: info@emedica.co.uk