Last Updated on May 27, 2024

An Ultimate Guide

To Ace The McMaster CASPer®

The popular Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine at McMaster University is one of the highly competitive medical schools across Canada. As of 2012, the McMaster medial school’s pre-interview formula was:

  • 32% Computer-based Assessment for Sampling Personal Characteristics (CASPer®).
  • At least 32% Undergraduate Grade Point Average
  • 32% MCAT score for Verbal Reasoning
  • A maximum of 4% graduate degree

With the predetermined MCAT and GPA, a candidate’s CASPer® score is the only thing the candidate can control. For this reason, your performance in this test means the difference between rejection and interview. This guide will help you to ace the McMaster CASPer® test.

McMaster CASPer® Test

How To Ace The Test

Get Familiar With The History Of CASPer®: Read any available information to learn as much history about CASPer® as you can. Focus on getting acquainted with the structure of CASPer® and the variety of questions that are likely to be asked.

Develop Your Knowledge Of Medical-Related Ethics: Medical ethics are some of the things that won’t miss in your CASPer® test for medical school. Focus on getting better understanding of your principles of medical ethics and how they can be applied in various medical scenarios.

Learn The Canada Health Act And The Canadian Health Care System: While taking the CASPer® test, you might be required to give your views regarding the difficulties facing the Canadian health care system. For you to give informed views, you should have a better understanding of how the Canadian health system works, the difficulties faced by the patients, health care givers, as well as the government and other organizations. You should also have an idea of the necessary awareness that could help enhance the health system.

McMaster CASPer® Test

How To Ace The Test

For you to ace the CASPer® test, you need to understand yourself better. Here are tips to help you.

  • Spend some time going through your CV to get better understanding of your experiences and skills.
  • Get to know your friends and family who are ready to share their experiences with you.
  • Understanding the environment where you will be taking the CASPer® test from can go a long way in making sure that you feel comfortable when taking the test.
  • Lastly, you should know how to treat yourself well. As you prepare for the CASPer® test, don’t forget to get adequate sleep, eat balanced diet, and exercise.

Learn How To Effectively Reflect On Your Personal Experience: Keep in mind that 4 sections out of the 12 sections in the CASPer® test will be ‘personal’. You should expect that answering such questions will require you to bring up you’re your experiences in team work, leadership, volunteering, communication, health care, professionalism, and more. Therefore, it’s advisable to set a side time and try to reflect on your personal experiences.

Create A Study Guide And Familiarize Yourself With It: You will take the CASPer® test alone and without assistance. However, you can make a personal study guide and have it near you as you take the test. Make sure that the study guide has the important sections of the CASPer® test including health care facts, medical ethics ideas, and more.

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