All applicants to the Max Rady College of Medicine, University of Manitoba, will be required to complete a 90 minute computer-based Situational Judgement Test, called CASPer™, as part of the selection process for the 2019/2020 intake.
CASPer™, the Computer-based Assessment for Sampling Personal characteristics, is a web-based assessment of interpersonal skills and decision-making, to be completed at a computer. Successful completion of CASPer™ is required to maintain applicant eligibility.
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 selection. In implementing CASPer™, we are trying to further enhance fairness and objectivity in our selection process.
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™.
General information regarding Casper™ including sample Casper™ content and FAQ’s can be found at www.takecasper.com.
The University of Manitoba will be identified in the very near future on the above noted website as a School using CASPer™ for the 2019 admissions cycle. Test dates will similarly be identified, as well as the associated distribution deadline for our University.
Additional details regarding our implementation of CASPer™ will be in the Applicant Information Bulletin once posted on the Admissions website.
July 26, 2018