Several medical schools require the CASPer test as part of their admissions process. This situational judgment is part of a multi-level assessment called . Along with the interview and the profile, CASPer is used by some medical schools to assess the applicants' non-cognitive skills.
In order to have a realistic chance of admissions, you must prepare for CASper 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.
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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, 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 and know correctly. This should be followed by using realistic simulations followed by expert feedback. For example, BeMo's programs have been proven to increase applicants' practice by 23%. Here is .
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. are not released to students.
While there are many 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 programs have dates ranging from July – May of the following year.
Allopathic Medical Schools
- American University of The Caribbean School of Medicine
- Boston University School of Medicine
- Central Michigan University College of Medicine
- East Tennessee State University James H. Quillen College of Medicine
- Florida Atlantic University College of Medicine
- Howard University College of Medicine
- Indiana University School of Medicine
- Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine
- Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University
- Medical College of Wisconsin
- Meharry Medical College
- Mercer University School of Medicine
- Michigan State University College of Human Medicine
- Northeast Ohio Medical University Medicine
- Oregon Health & Science University
- Penn State College of Medicine
- Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine & Science
- Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
- Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
- San Juan Bautista School of Medicine
- State University of New York Upstate Medical University
- Stony Brook University School of Medicine
- Temple University Lewis Katz School of Medicine
- Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine
- Texas Tech Health Sciences Center El Paso
- University of Colorado Denver Medical School
- University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine
- University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
- University of Michigan Medical School
- University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine
- University of Texas Health Science Center Houston, McGovern Medical School
- University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio, Long School of Medicine
- University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston School of Medicine
- University of Texas Southwestern
- University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine
- University of Washington School of Medicine
- Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
- Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine
- West Virginia University School of Medicine
Osteopathic Medical Schools:
- Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine
- Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine
- California Health Sciences University College of Osteopathic Medicine
- Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine
- Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine
- Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine
- Sam Houston State University College of Osteopathic Medicine
- Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine NY
- Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine– Nevada
- Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific-Northwest
- William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine
- Hofstra University
- Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences
- Texas Tech University Health Science Center
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Your friends at BeMo
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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.