CASPer feelings

Jun 8, 2020
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Just venting here...

Did anyone else take the CASPer tonight? I just finished and am not feeling great about it. I kept running out of time on the third question and couldn't type all that I wanted to say.

I have to send this mystery test to 17 out of my 35 schools and combined with the VITA next month.. I'm pretty bummed about this cycle. I put so much time into my primary and my secondaries, and I usually do well in interviews, but these weird digital personality tests are terrifying. Is there any real correlation with medical school performance or success as a physician? Shouldn't weird personality traits be implied by the quality of our recommendation letters? I'm just hoping that most schools are only using these tests to study correlations, rather than as actual screening tools... but with so many applicants, I'm sure plenty of schools are thankful for any reason to winnow the pool. Ugh.
 
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Just venting here...

Did anyone else take the CASPer tonight? I just finished and am not feeling great about it. I kept running out of time on the third question and couldn't type all that I wanted to say.

I have to send this mystery test to 17 out of my 35 schools and combined with the VITA next month.. I'm pretty bummed about this cycle. I put so much time into my primary and my secondaries, and I usually do well in interviews, but these weird digital personality tests are terrifying. Is there any real correlation with medical school performance or success as a physician? Shouldn't weird personality traits be implied by the quality of our recommendation letters? I'm just hoping that most schools are only using these tests to study correlations, rather than as actual screening tools... but with so many applicants, I'm sure plenty of schools are thankful for any reason to winnow the pool. Ugh.
I don't think CASPer affects the cycle much at all. Besides weeding out psychopaths.
 
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