All applicants to the Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine, McMaster University will be required to complete a 90 minute online assessment, called CASPer™, to be eligible for admission.
CASPer™, the Computer-based Assessment for Sampling Personal characteristics, is a online test that assesses for the personal and professional characteristics we believe are important for successful applicant screening.
It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that they are able to have dependable access to CASPer™ online. No exceptions will be provided for applicants unable to take CASPer™ online due to being located at an international site in which internet is not dependably accessible due to technical or political factors.
CASPer™ assesses for non-cognitive skills and interpersonal characteristics that we believe are important for successful students and graduates of our program, and will complement the other tools we use for applicant screening.
The CASPer™ test is comprised of 10-12 sections of video and written scenarios. Following each scenario applicants are required to answer a set of probing questions under a time contract. 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 www.takecasper.com and ensure you have a quiet environment to take the test.