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Made up of 12
minutes in length
Casper progresses from one section to the next automatically. It typically takes 60-90 minutes to complete, with an optional 10-minute break halfway through.
Scored by a group of
Each section of a test is scored by a different rater. The group of raters reflects the diversity of the population. All raters are extensively trained, vetted and invested in the future of the profession.
Scores get sent to selected programs automatically
Once a test is rated, the score is sent automatically to the programs selected for distribution. Programs then update application statuses.
What does Casper assess for?
Frequently asked questions
Why do programs require Casper?
Programs are looking to make sure that students are not only academically capable but also possess suitable personal and professional qualities that make them more likely to succeed in the profession. Research has demonstrated that Casper is reliable and also predicts future success in medical school, so the scores derived from the test are able to tell programs something meaningful about their applicants.
How does Casper help applicants?
Casper allows applicants to demonstrate their people skills earlier on in the admissions process. Although programs would like to get to learn more about each of their applicants personally, they often receive thousands of applications and unfortunately don’t have the resources to review every one in detail. This means they could miss out on great candidates who have the right mix of academic success and excellent people skills.
Do I need to study for Casper?
Our research shows that test preparation for Casper only slightly improves results. It shows that Casper is relatively immune to coaching. However, to ensure you are ready for the test and to display your ability, it is important prior to your test date to familiarize yourself with the test format and technical requirements so you are comfortable, oriented and focused on test day. Read our blog for specific tips on how to prepare for Casper. Visit the test prep page for more information on how to prepare for the Casper test.