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Medical Schools Using CASPer

CASPer (Computer-Based Assessment for Sampling Personal Characteristics) is an online exam that is used increasingly in the medical school admissions process. It assesses an applicant’s situational judgment in various scenarios. According to the organization that administers the CASPer, it “increases fairness in applicant evaluation by providing admissions and selection committees with a reliable measure of traits like professionalism, ethics, communication, and empathy.” For more information about why admissions committees find it helpful, read this blog post from the company that administers the CASPer.

Here is the most recent list of MD schools requiring CASPer. Please check the CASPer website frequently, as the list of schools changes:

Albany

Baylor

Boston University

Central Michigan

Case Western

Central Michigan

Drexel

East Tennessee State (Quillen)

Florida Atlantic

Hofstra

Howard

Indiana University

Kaiser Permanente

Medical College of Georgia (Augusta)

Medical College of Wisconsin

Meharry

Mercer

Michigan State

Mount Sinai (FlexMed)

New York Medical College

Northeast Ohio

Oregon Health and Science

Penn State

Rosalind Franklin

Rutgers New Jersey Medical School

Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson

San Juan Bautista

Stanford

SUNY Upstate

Stony Brook (Renaissance)

Temple (Katz)

Texas A&M

Texas Tech University Health Science Center (El Paso)

Texas Tech University (Lubbock)

Tulane

U of Colorado

U of Illinois

U of Miami (Miller)

U of Michigan

U of Mississippi

U of Nevada, Reno

U of North Carolina

U of North Dakota

U of Rochester

U of Texas, Houston

U of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston

U of Texas, San Antonio (Long)

U of Texas, Southwestern

U of Vermont (Larner)

U of Washington

Virginia Commonwealth

Virginia Tech

Wake Forest

West Virginia U

To get ready for the CASPer, read about the format of the exam and what to expect. Here are tips to help you prepare for the exam, provided by Altus, the company that administers the test. Samples of CASPer scenarios are provided here.  To discuss how best to prepare for the CASPer please contact me via email at liza@thompsonadvising.com.

–Liza Thompson, Expert Medical School Admissions Consultant

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