Do you have to take the CASPer test for Medical School? Which Schools Require CASPer?

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The answer to this question will depend simply on the schools that you have chosen to apply to. As of March 2021, the number of schools in the USA that use the CASPer is growing. The CASPer was first used by McMaster University in Canada, which accounts for the high proportion of Canadian schools that rely on it. However, over time we have seen schools across North America, Australasia and the UK start to use the test. You should therefore be aware of the test and the high likelihood that you will have to sit it.

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The CASPer list consists of the following schools in the USA (note that more may decide to use the CASPer over the coming months and years):

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

Drexel University

East Tennessee State University

Florida Atlantic University

Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell

Howard University

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, FlexMed
Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine

Indiana University

McGovern Medical School

Medical College of Wisconsin

Meharry Medical College

Mercer University

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

Temple University

Texas A&M University

Texas Tech University El Paso

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
Touro College

Tulane University

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


Additionally, the following Canadian schools also require CASPer:

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

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If your school requires you to sit the CASPer, you must do so at a date before your school’s distribution deadline (the last date when your school will accept CASPer scores being submitted to them by the team that runs the test).


If you’re looking at applying to schools elsewhere in the world, then sitting CASPer might still be necessary as part of your application. The Australasian College of Emergency Medicine has begun to use CASPer for its further medical education programs, and the University of Wollongong in Australia is using CASPer for its postgraduate medical education programs. In the United Kingdom, universities have begun to use the test for Medicine as well. Here’s an overview of the UK Schools that are using the CASPer as of 2021:

Kent and Medway Medical School: Kent is using the CASPer exam for its standard BMBS medical qualification, although only for graduate applicants and a very small subset of undergraduate applicants for whom it doesn’t have certain data to contextualise their performances with.


There are a range of further use cases that CASPer is exploring, from Veterinary Medicine admissions to Teaching to Dentistry, and these are also reflected by increasing numbers of Universities and education providers using the test as part of their assessment process. For example, universities as diverse as Qatar University in Qatar and Deakin University in Australia are now using the CASPer, for Dentistry and Teaching respectively.

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