CASPer Test: Medicine
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Which Medicine Programs Require CASPer?
A growing number of schools across the USA and Canada require CASPer. The following is a list of all US schools that require it:
Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine
American University of The Caribbean School of Medicine
Arkansas College of Health Education
August University Medical College of Georgia
Baylor College of Medicine
Boston University School of Medicine
California Health Sciences University
Case Western Reserve University
Central Michigan University
Des Moines University
East Tennessee State University
Florida Atlantic University
Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, FlexMed
Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine
McGovern Medical School
Medical College of Wisconsin
Meharry Medical College
Michigan State University
Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine
New York Medical College
Northeast Ohio Medical University
Oklahoma State University
Oregon Health & Sciences University
Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences
Penn State College of Medicine
Renaissance School of Medicine, Stony Brook University
Rocky Vista University
Rosalind Franklin University
Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
Rutgers, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Sam Houston State University
San Juan Bautista School of Medicine
State University of New York
Texas A&M University
Texas Tech University El Paso
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
University of Colorado Denver
University of Illinois at Chicago
University of Miami
University of Michigan
University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine
University of Rochester
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Long School of Medicine
University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, School of Medicine
University of Texas Southwestern
University of Vermont
University of Washington
Virginia Commonwealth University
Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine
Wake Forest School of Medicine
West Virginia University
Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific
William Carey University
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What is CASPer?
CASPer is a situational judgement test, run by a company called Altus Assessments. The company partnered with McMaster University, who were the first university to use the test, and responsible for creating it.
The CASPer was first developed as an online version of an MMI. The test therefore assesses ethics, empathy, team working ability, professionalism, ability to communicate with others, conflict resolution, problem solving, ability to judge a situation, and awareness of diversity and cultural issues.
When can I sit the CASPer? How much does it cost?
You can sit the CASPer throughout the year. There are around thirty chances to sit it per annum, with the majority being in the summer period. There are typically twenty sittings from May – September and up to ten from October through to April. You need not attend an assessment centre in order to take the CASPer, as it is an online examination. You can therefore sit it from your home, so long as you have a computer with a webcam and a fast internet connection. You should note that different colleges will have different ‘distribution deadlines’. This deadline constitutes the last time that the school can be added to your CASPer distribution list. Therefore, make sure that you are aware of the distribution deadline for each school that you apply to, and that you sit the CASPer well in advance of this. The CASPer costs only 10 USD to sit, although you must pay an additional 10 USD to distribute your score to your chosen schools.
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How can I succeed in the CASPer?
BlackStone provides an array of resources that will help you to succeed in the CASPer, through providing an overview of how to approach the test, tips to set yourself apart, and a huge array of questions and model answers, with more than 150 in the bank as it stands.
As a brief overview, you should give yourself 2 months to prepare for the test, and begin by researching the test, to ensure that you fully understand the exam and its aims. Then move onto practice questions, checking your answers throughout against model answers to ensure that you are progressing, and pinpoint any areas of weakness. Develop an approach to answering questions that works for you – our model approach is part of our resources, and serves as a great foundation to work from.
When you are sitting the exam, you should be hyper aware of time management. Ensure that you read all parts of a prompt, and answer the questions in such a way that you don’t get caught out by a particularly tricky question, and that you avoid repetition.
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