The process of applying to GP training for 2024 entry comprises the following stages:
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) - the latest
version must be used. For applications for August 2024 entry,
you will need CREST 2024.
Read the FULL eligibility critera in the GP ST1 National Person Specification from the National Recruitment Office site.
The main round is Round 1 - for jobs starting August 2024 - over 4000 jobs with all areas recruiting:
Dates for Round 1 2024:
Apply from: 26th October 2023
(10am), closing date 23rd November 2023 (4pm)
CREST deadline: CREST 2024 must be submitted at the time of application - there is no extended deadline
Invitations to book MSRA: By
14th December 2023
MSRA dates (2024): 4th – 16th January 2024
MSRA results: By 9th February 2024
Job offers: 4th March 2024
Hold deadline: 4th April 2024 1pm
Upgrade deadline: 9th April 2024 4pm
Start date: 7th August 2024
Round 2 and is mostly for unfilled jobs - there are usually 300-600+ jobs available, in limited areas.
Dates for Round 2 2024 are not confirmed yet. You can get a rough idea from the dates for 2023:
Apply from: 25th July 2023,
closing date 15th August 2023 (4pm)
Invitations to book MSRA: By 24th August 2023
MSRA dates: 1st-8th September 2023
MSRA results: By 29th September 2023
Job offers: 12th October 2023
Extended CREST deadline (CREST 2021 for this round): 3rd October 2023
Hold deadline: 27th October
Upgrade deadline: 31st October 2023 (4pm)
Start date: 7th February 2024 for most jobs. A few jobs may start in April 2024
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 2024 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). 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.
How can Emedica help you get into the GP Training programme of your choice? We have been helping doctors successfully enter GP training for 17+ 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 (day 1 covers the clinical paper, day 2 covered the SJT paper), and online revision for the MSRA covering 2200+ clinical and SJT questions with mock exams.
Comprehensive preparation for GP Training Entry: