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CASPer®

CASPer® stands for Computer-Based Assessment for Sampling Personal Characteristics. 

Applicants are required to have a current CASPer score as part of the application. CASPer test results are valid for one admissions cycle. Applicants who took the test in previous years will be expected to re-take it. 

Applicants for E-20 class CASPer deadlines:

  • Non-WWAMI Resident MD Deadline: 9/9/2020
  • WWAMI* Resident MD Deadline: 10/29/2020
  • MD/PhD Deadline**: 12/10/2020

*WWAMI = Residents of Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, and Idaho
**WWAMI residents applying for both MD and MD/PhD must take CASPer by 10/29/2020

CASPer is an online test which assesses for non-cognitive skills and interpersonal characteristics that we believe are important for successful students and graduates of our program, and will complement other tools we use for applicant screening. In implementing CASPer, we are trying to further enhance fairness and objectivity in our selection process. To take CASPer, you will be responsible for securing access to a computer with audio capabilities, a webcam, and a reliable internet connection on your selected test date. No exceptions will be made.

The CASPer test is comprised of 12 sections of video and written scenarios. Following each scenario, you will be required to answer a set of probing questions under a time contract. The test typically takes 75 to 90 minutes to complete. Each response is graded by a different rater, giving a very robust and reliable view of personal and professional characteristics important to our program. No studying is required for CASPer, although you may want to familiarize yourself with the test structure at takeCASPer.com, and ensure you have a quiet environment to take the test.