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  1. ApplyPoint

    Medical Let’s Talk About CASPer. Medical School Admissions

    To gauge an applicant’s ability to critically evaluate a complex scenario and employ sound judgment and effective communication skills, a growing number of allopathic medical schools (currently, more than 40) have turned to CASPer. What in the world is CASPer? CASPer (Computer-based...
  2. Mr.Smile12

    HPSA/SDN Situational Judgment Assessment Poll

    Hi everyone, I wanted to make sure we included as many professions as we could to complete our survey on situational judgment assessments during admissions or possibly residency/job placement. We have a post in our Casper/SJT forum, and we are including experiences with Kira Talent, SortSmart...
  3. Mr.Smile12

    HPSA/SDN Situational Judgment Assessment Poll

    Hi everyone, I wanted to make sure we included as many professions as we could to complete our survey on situational judgment assessments during admissions or possibly residency/job placement. We have a post in our Casper/SJT forum, and we are including experiences with Kira Talent, SortSmart...
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    Casper: Medical School Report

    What do medical schools actually see when they receive a student's casper report? I've been told that they can view more than a student's quartile, but what are the details of this (can they read exact responses, etc.)? Thanks!
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    CASPer Scenario For Discussion #41

    Blood donations have fallen in the past year. One day on campus, a blood donation volunteer approaches your friend and you asking if you would like to donate blood. Your friend declines, saying that he is anemic (even though you suspect he is lying). Do you believe you should say anything? What...
  6. K

    How does secondary essay processing work? How long does it take?

    I'm taking my Casper on August 11th (tomorrow) and since Casper takes 2-3 weeks to process and be sent to schools, I was contemplating just submitting the secondary essays for both AMCAS and TMDSAS after Casper gets sent out. I don't see the point of submitting the secondary essays before...
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    CASPer Scenario For Discussion #40

    You work at a hospital, where you are in charge of loaning wheelchairs to patients for use in the hospital. A man with no visible physical disability takes the last one. What are your thoughts on the man's actions? Should you intervene? How can society be more inclusive to disabled people...
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    CASPer Scenario For Discussion #39

    You volunteer at the hospital as a porter. Your role involves taking patients to and from their rooms. A nurse calls you and asks you to bring a wheelchair to a patient's room and take him to his appointment in another part of the hospital. When you arrive, the patient stays cursing at you and...
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    CASPer Prep Group

    Hey applicants! Anyone taking the CASPer this cycle want to practice together? Reply or PM. Good luck everyone!
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    CASPer Scenario For Discussion #38

    You are doing your teaching practicum and you have been assigned an elementary school to teach at. Another teacher in-training asks you to switch schools with her because it is more convenient for her and her children. What factors should you consider before making a decision? Is it fair that...
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    Just finished CASPER and Altus Suite - I did horrible on Snapshot

    I went ahead and did Snapshot, even though I didn't prepare for it. I definitely blew it on a couple questions and ended up rambling about nothing. My question: do all schools that require Casper LOOK at Snapshot too, even if they don't require it? Did I just shoot myself in the foot by doing...
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    CASPer Scenario For Discussion #37

    You are a member of your University swim team. Gina, another member, has formed a group chat with everyone on the team, except the captain, Taylor. Gina posts several negative sentiments about Taylor, including one that accuses Taylor of taking drugs to enhance their performance. You believe...
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    CASPer Scenario For Discussion #36

    You have been promoted to assistant manager at a publishing company. Recently, your boss has been taking long lunch hours and leaving early, leaving you to do your work and theirs. How should you talk to your boss? Your boss says that your job is to help them with their tasks. Are they taking...
  14. Mr.Smile12

    HPSA/SDN article archive

    HPSA/SDN Resources/Articles for preparing for Casper/Altus Suite 1) Casper Test 101: What Casper is and How to Prepare in 2022 - SDN 2) From the Creators of CASPer: What You Need to Know About the CASPer Test - SDN 3) How to Prepare For Any CASPer Test Scenario - SDN 4) CASPer for Medical...
  15. Mr.Smile12

    2022-2023 US health professional programs requiring Altus

    Here is a list of US professional school programs that require Altus exams (accessed May 9, 2022). Refer to the TakeAltus website for an overview for applicants (March 7, 2022), registration, and requesting accommodations. [Directory of universities by nation then program.]...
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    CASPer Scenario For Discussion #35

    You have just started working at a coffee house. During rush hour, a customer orders sugar-free iced tea. You observe your colleague handing them a regular iced tea. Is this situation harmless? When you ask your colleague, they shrug it off saying the customer probably won't notice. Should you...
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    CASPer Scenario For Discussion #34

    You have saved up money for weeks and are able to purchase a large bag of groceries to donate to the Food Bank. Proud of your accomplishment, you take a photo of your donation and post it on Instagram. Your friend, Elizabeth, posts a public statement that people shouldn't brag about donating to...
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    CASPer Scenario For Discussion #33

    You work for a company that provides entertainment for children's parties. Your boss asks you to wear a Native American costume as part of the entertainment show. You are not Native American and are uncomfortable doing so. How do you handle this situation with your boss? Your boss respects your...
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    CASPer Scenario For Discussion #32

    You are in a long line in a busy coffee shop. A pregnant woman is in front of you. She says to the man in scrubs ahead of her that she should be allowed to cut in front of him because she is pregnant. The man says no. Should you say anything? To whom? What is your role in this situation? What...
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    CASPer Scenario For Discussion #31

    The corporate tax rate allows corporations to be taxed less than individuals get taxed on their personal income. Those against the concept of corporate taxes being lower argue that it propagates class differences between the upper classes (who typically own corporations) and the lower classes...
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    CASPer Scenario For Discussion #30

    Janet is eating at a restaurant with her friend Shelly. Shelly recently came out as a lesbian and told Janet that she is worried her homophobic parents are not going to accept her. What would you tell Shelly if you were in Janet's position? As a straight individual, can Janet empathize with...
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    AAMC PREview

    Has anyone heard of this AAMC PREview test? Here's the link to it: AAMC PREview™ Professional Readiness Exam Apparently one of the premed advisors at my school said that we will need to take it, but I can't find much info on it? Not that I trust the premed advisors, but I just want to be sure...
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    CASPer Scenario For Discussion #29

    Cheryl is shadowing an oncologist in the hospital. She realizes that one of their patients is her friend's grandfather. Cheryl just found out that the grandfather has late-stage cancer and will probably die in the next few months. Should Cheryl message her friend? When is it to breach...
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    CASPer Scenario For Discussion #28

    You have just witnessed the following: a distressed lost puppy was rescued from the middle of the road by a stranger. You approach the stranger and tell him how awesome what he did was. He tells you that given he rescued the lost puppy, he is going to take it home and be its new owner. Is it...
  25. alphacow

    General App Questions

    Hi everyone, I'm getting ready to apply this coming cycle and want to be able to submit primaries as early as possible (I think 05/28). Just some questions that have popped up that I was hoping to get consensus on: 1. My school does a letter packet system. I know that with committee letters...
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    CASPer Scenario For Discussion #27

    Several world religions have dietary restrictions that prohibit members of those religions from consuming certain food items. If Kevin was a member of a religion that prohibits anything but pasta, would it be religious discrimination for a store to not offer pasta? Give an example of what...
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    CASPer Scenario For Discussion #26

    You have just discovered someone selling a test bank for your calculus class on Kijiji. You are struggling in this class, and so this can potentially really help your grade. Would you purchase the test bank? Would you report the seller if their identity is not anonymous? If you were one A+...
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    CASPer Scenario For Discussion #25

    Raccoons, skunks, and other animals often end up in people's backyards. They can be dangerous and create a lot of issues for homeowners. The homeowners have to pay for professionals to remove them from their properties in a safe manner. Otherwise, if they do so themselves, it can be dangerous...
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    CASPer Scenario For Discussion #24

    You are the CEO of an international tech company. You just realized that one of the company executives had been messing with the company's financial records, and the company is less profitable than you thought. You now have to lay off 20% of the employees. How would you go about announcing this...
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    CASPer Scenario For Discussion #23

    While walking to your class on campus, you have just realized that you have forgotten your chemistry textbook in the library. When you go back to get it, the person who you were sitting next to has the exact same book as you in their bag. You can't see your textbook anywhere. How would you...
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    CASPer Scenario For Discussion #22

    Dave is riding on the subway when he suddenly notices a man talking to himself in distress. The man appears as though he is talking to someone who is not there. Dave's friend, Rachel, tells him not to approach the man because he "is probably crazy." What should Dave do in this situation...
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    CASPer Scenario For Discussion #21

    The COVID-19 pandemic introduced a lot of previously unseen ethical dilemmas. Some individuals refuse to wear masks because they believe this infringes on their personal rights. Let's say that a patient with stroke symptoms decided to come to the emergency room. Upon entry to the hospital, the...
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    CASPer Scenario For Discussion #20

    Circumcision is a popular practice in many parts of the world, often for cultural reasons. Current research shows that the benefits of circumcision do not outweigh the risks of the procedure. Imagine you were an individual whose religion dictates circumcision. Would a government outlawing...
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    CASPer Scenario For Discussion #19

    Burnout is increasingly common among professionals. Mindfulness is one strategy that is used to cope with burnout and as a preventative mechanism. Mindfulness focuses on letting go of thoughts and focusing on one's senses and surroundings. Often, individuals show skepticism about starting...
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    CASPer Scenario For Discussion #18

    Healthcare professionals working in university-affiliated hospitals often have to act as teachers to professional school students such as nursing students, medical students, physiotherapy students etc. Without having proper training in education, it's sometimes very difficult for healthcare...
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    CASPer Scenario For Discussion #17

    The golden rule in many religions is "treat others like you want to be treated." Why is this rule so prevalent in many cultures? Think of a time when you were treated unfairly and describe it briefly. As a follow-up to the question above, would you do anything differently if you could go back...
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    CASPer Scenario For Discussion #16

    You are working part-time in a sports equipment store. In the last month, some money from the register has started to go missing. Your boss accuses you of stealing the money. You are innocent. How do you manage the sudden change in your working relationship with your boss? Your boss decides...
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    CASPer Scenario For Discussion #15

    During the COVID-19 pandemic, it was revealed that several politicians holding a government position went on vacation, flouting travel restrictions and social-distancing policies. What are the ethical implications of people in power disregarding the rules they create? Do you think these...
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    CASPer Scenario For Discussion #14

    Your friend, Tori, wants to start a club that will raise money to help families in Yemen, who are currently going through a famine crisis. What are some ethical considerations regarding this scenario? What if Tori was only doing this so this will look good on her application to a professional...
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    CASPer Scenario For Discussion #13

    Your friend, Mia, can be quite blunt and doesn't always realize that she may come across as offensive. Your other friend, Albert, confesses that he is dyslexic. Mia jokes that he is illiterate; Albert laughs it off but you can tell he is hurt by her comment. What do you say to Mia? What if...
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