All applicants to the Max Rady College of Medicine at the University of Manitoba are required to complete an online assessment, CASPer®, to be eligible for admission. CASPer is an online test that assesses for the personal and professional characteristics we believe are important for successful students and graduates of our program. It is a compliment to the other tools that we use for applicant screening. In implementing CASPer, we are trying to further enhance fairness and objectivity in our selection process.
In order to take CASPer, you will be responsible for securing access to a laptop or desktop computer with webcam and audio capabilities. You will require the following for both account creation and taking the test:
CASPer can be taken practically anywhere that you can satisfy the aforementioned requirements. No exceptions will be provided for applicants who are unable to take CASPer during one of the available test dates. Please go to www.takeCASPer.com to register your CASPer account and sign up for the CSP-10201 – Canadian Professional Health Sciences version of CASPer using a piece of government-issued photo ID.
You will be provided with a limited number of testing dates and times based on the admissions timeline and requirements. Please note that these are the only testing dates available for your CASPer test, and you must select Max Rady College of Medicine for distribution before the posted Distribution Deadline. Likely, there will be no additional tests scheduled, but the most up-to-date information can be found by browsing the Test Dates and Times on takecasper.com.
To account for identity verification and payment processing timeline, ensure that you register for your test at least three days before your preferred test date and time. Last-minute bookings are not recommended. If you require testing accommodations for CASPer, you will need to submit the Accommodations Request Form signed by you and your qualified professional 3 weeks in advance of your desired test date. More information regarding CASPer accommodations can be found here.
Please direct any inquiries about the test to firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively, you may reach out to the CASPer Support Team through the chat bubble in the bottom right-hand corner of your screen on the takecasper.com website or in your CASPer account.
The CASPer test is comprised of 12 sections: 8 video-based and 4 word-based scenarios. Following each scenario, you will be required to answer a set of 3 probing questions in 5 minutes or less. Halfway through the test, there is an optional 15-minute break. The test typically takes between 75-90 minutes to complete. Each of the 12 responses are anonymized and scored by a unique rater, giving a robust and reliable impression of your personal and professional characteristics important to our program. No studying is required, however you are encouraged to familiarize yourself with the test format via the System Requirements Check and 12 section practice test prior to taking CASPer. Additional helpful resources are available free of charge at https://takecasper.com/test-prep/ and https://takecasper.com/faq/.
CASPer test results are valid for one admissions cycle. Applicants who have already taken CASPer in previous years will therefore be expected to re-take it.
For a more detailed look at the CASPer test, please see this video.
Last updated: August 20, 2020
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ID Requirements (Updated August 20, 2020):
If you wish to write CASPer before receiving your Manitoba Student ID, please enter "000000000" (nine zeros) as a placeholder. You will be instructed shorlty after the distribution deadline to update your ID by the Max Rady College of Medicine. However, you may do this at any time upon reception of your Manitoba Student ID. Please note that the updating of your correct Student ID is considered part of a complete application.
Altus Assessments has released Casper Snapshot, an extension of the Casper Test to help aid in the admissions process.
The Max Rady College of Medicine will NOT be requiring our applicants to complete Snapshot for this admissions cycle, however, please note that because of its one-time completion, other programs you are applying to may require it. You can learn more about Snapshot at the Casper site.