New York Medical College

School of Medicine

Secondary Application

 

All applicants to New York Medical College receive a secondary application upon submission of their primary application to AMCAS.  You are encouraged to complete your secondary application as early as possible but no later than midnight-January 31 (EST).

Once the initial processing of your AMCAS applicant information is complete, you will receive an email with a specific log-in and password to access the NYMC secondary application. It consists of:

  1. Submit required letters of evaluation
  2. Provide Alumni Faculty, Relative or NYMC Employee Information
  3. Pay non-refundable $120 application payable electronically or by check OR submit AAMC-sponsored Fee Assistance Program (FAP) approval
  4. Register and complete CASPer™ Assessment Tool   NEW!  See below for important information about CASPer™

 

NYMC Secondary Application Instructions

Click on the link provided to view instructions about completing the NYMC secondary application and CASPer™ test date registration.  We recommend you print out these instructions and have them available while completing the secondary.

Begin your Secondary Application

Click on the link provided to begin the NYMC secondary application.  If you are not prepared to complete the secondary application at this time, you may begin it now and complete it at a later time.  You may begin the secondary application without having taken CASPer™.

Check the status of your Secondary Application

Click on the link provided to check where you are in the application process at NYMC. We will begin our initial review of your application even if you haven’t taken CASPer™.

What is CASPer™? (Computer-based Assessment for Sampling Personal Characteristics)

CASPer™ is a computer-based situational judgment test designed to evaluate core personal characteristics considered essential for students to be successful in medical school and ultimately, as practicing physicians. Some of these include professionalism, ethical grounding, empathy, compassion, and cultural sensitivity.  CASPer™ can be taken anywhere you can access a computer with audio capabilities and a reliable Internet connection in a quiet location.

CASPer™ consists of a series of hypothetical everyday situations presented through a variety of formats including text, animation or live-action video. Each situation relates to one or more personal characteristics. Examinees are asked how they would respond or behave in the situation portrayed. No studying is required to take CASPer™.

CASPer™ results are considered a reliable and predictive screening tool to assess personal attributes in the pre-interview screening phase of the holistic review process used in medical school admissions. It also may help applicants prepare for the Multiple Mini-Interview (MMI) format as many of the same attributes are evaluated in the MMI process.

Why is NYMC incorporating CASPer™ into our secondary application?
NYMC places a high value on personal characteristics which we believe are essential to become a capable and compassionate physician. To assess an applicant’s personal attributes, the admissions committee currently relies on its subjective evaluation of personal essays and letters of recommendation when considering whom to invite for an interview. With CASPer™, the admissions committee now has an additional objective tool to assess an applicant’s personal attributes which we believe makes the pre-interview screening process fairer for the applicant.

The incorporation of CASPer™ into our holistic review process represents the commitment of New York Medical College to evaluate each applicant as an individual – weighing personal attributes in equal measure with academic metrics and foundational experiences.

What do I need to do to take CASPer™?
Advanced registration is required. CASPer™ is administered by an external testing company. There is a total fee of $20 associated with CASPer™ which is not part of the NYMC application fee. It consists of a $10 test fee + a $10 distribution fee which is paid directly to the testing company upon registration. These fees are waived for applicants eligible for the AAMC-FAP.

Specific information about registering for CASPer™ is included in the NYMC Secondary Application Instructions or at www.takecasper.com.

 

Updated: June 8, 2015