Several medical schools require the CASPer test as part of their admissions process. In order to have a realistic chance of admissions you must prepare well in advance using realistic simulations and expert feedback. This blog will provide a comprehensive list of all medical schools that require CASPer in both the US and Canada.

Disclaimer: CASPer is a claimed trademark of McMaster & Altus. BeMo does not recommend, endorse nor affiliate with CASPer, Altus or McMaster and vice versa.

How does the CASPer test work?

The Computer Based Sampling of Personal Characteristics, known as CASPer, is an online situational judgment test used to assess an applicant's soft skills including empathy, motivation, communication, and ethics. Although the test claims to assess these personal attributes, studies suggest otherwise and have shown that situational judgment tests cause bias. The test is often used as a screening method to help determine which applicant's should be invited to an in-person interview, so it's essential that students review CASPer test questions and know how to prepare for CASPer correctly. This should be followed by using realistic simulations followed by expert feedback. For example, BeMo's CASPer prep programs have been proven to increase applicants' practice CASPer score by 23%. Here is BeMo CASPer prep review

The CASPer test is not taken at test centers, instead, students can participate in the test from any location they choose, as long as they are alone and have access to a reliable internet connection. The test costs $10, plus another $10 to send the scores to each school. Students will be recorded for the duration of the test and will be presented with 12 different hypothetical scenarios, often revolving around an ethical dilemma. These scenarios may be video-based or written and with each scenario, students will be asked three open-ended questions. Students will have 5 minutes per scenario to type their responses. The test takes roughly 60-90 minutes to complete with an optional mid-test break of 15 minutes. Each section of the test is scored by a different trained evaluator and scores will be sent automatically to selected programs approximately three weeks after completing the test. CASPer scores are not released to students.

When can I take the CASPer test?

While there are many CASPer test dates available throughout the year, students should check each program's requirements closely. Some programs, such as undergraduate nursing, only have December– March test dates while most MD vs. DO programs have dates ranging from July – May of the following year.

List of medical schools that require CASPer in the US

Allopathic medical schools

Albany Medical College

American University of The Caribbean School of Medicine

Boston University School of Medicine

Central Michigan University

Drexel University

East Tennessee State University Medicine

Florida Atlantic University

Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell Howard University Indiana University

Long School of Medicine

University of Texas Health Science Center

Augusta University

Medical College of Wisconsin

Meharry Medical College

Mercer University

Michigan State University

New York Medical College

NYU School of Medicine

Northeast Ohio Medical University

Rosalind Franklin University

Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

State University of New York

Renaissance School of Medicine

Stony Brook University Temple University

Texas A&M University

Texas Tech University El Paso

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

Tulane University

University of Colorado Denver

University of Illinois at Chicago

University of Miami

University of Michigan

University of Mississippi

University of Nevada

Reno School of Medicine

University of North Carolina

University of North Dakota

University of Rochester

University of Texas Medical Branch

University of Toledo

University of Vermont

University of Washington Virginia

Commonwealth University

Wake Forest School of Medicine

West Virginia University

Osteopathic medical schools

Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine

Arkansas College of Health Education

California Health Sciences University

Des Moines University

Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine

Liberty University

Oklahoma State University

Touro College

Western University of Health Sciences William Carey University

BS/MD programs

Albany Medical College

Hofstra University 

Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences

Texas Tech University Health Science Center

List of medical schools that require CASPer in Canada

Dalhousie University

McGill University

McMaster University

Memorial University Faculty of Medicine

Queen's University

University of Ottawa

Université de Montréal

Université de Sherbrooke 

Université Laval

University of Alberta

University of Manitoba

University of Saskatchewan

To your success,

Your friends at BeMo

BeMo Academic Consulting 

Disclaimer: CASPer stands for computer-based assessment for sampling personal characteristics and is claimed to be a trademark of McMaster & Altus. BeMo does not recommend, endorse nor affiliate with CASPer, Altus or McMaster and vice versa. BeMo only provides preparation services and practice tests. To take CASPer, contact Altus directly.

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