In this blog, you will learn what is the CASPer test and what you can do to get ready for this challenging situational judgment test.
Disclaimer: CASPer is a claimed trademark of McMaster & Altus. BeMo does not recommend, endorse nor affiliate with CASPer, Altus or McMaster and vice versa.
What is the CASPer test?
CASPer stands for Computer-based Assessment for Sampling Personal characteristics. As the name implies, this is a web-based tool that is used by some medical school, nursing education, pharmacy, optometry, veterinary, and medical residency programs to gain a better understanding of the candidates’ interpersonal skills and decision-making abilities. In essence CASPer is a test that allows the admission’s committee to identify those candidates who posses the level of maturity and professionalism that is required of a professional school student such as a medical school student, nursing student, or a medical resident. In short, CASPer is designed to specifically test non-cognitive skills and capacities that cannot be deduced by simply looking at someone’s application. Some of the characteristics that are tested by CASPer include, the ability to make mature decisions under stress, the ability to make ethical and morale choices given a scenario or dilemma, the capacity to resolve conflicts with peers and superiors, and more importantly the ability to solve complex problems by considering various perspectives and points of view, while staying objective, rational, and open-minded. In short, CASPer is designed to test the soft skills, or non-cognitive skills, of candidates. That is, those qualities and characteristics that are required to practice the “Art” of medicine.
Thus, it should come as no surprise that CASPer accounts for a large percentage of your pre-interview score and how you perform on this test will determine whether or not you will be invited for an interview. This is why effective with professionals is so important!
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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.