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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 submit your secondary application as early as possible but no later than January 31 at midnight (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 and any additional information requested by the NYMC Office of Admissions
  2. Provide alumni, faculty, relative or NYMC employee information, if applicable
  3. Pay non-refundable $130 application payable electronically or by check OR submit AAMC-sponsored Fee Assistance Program (FAP) approval
  4. Register and complete CASPer™ Assessment ToolSee below for important information about CASPer™ 

► NYMC Secondary Application Instructions

Click on the link above to view instructions for completing the NYMC secondary application.  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 recognize applicants are eager to have their application reviewed as quickly as possible.   If you have not yet completed CASPer™, we will still move your application through our review process if you are registered to take the test or you have completed CASPer™ and your test score is pending.

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 video or text format. Each situation relates to one or more personal characteristics. Examinees are asked to provide short written responses to a series of questions asked about each situation. No studying is required to take CASPer™.

CASPer™ results are considered a reliable and predictive tool for an admissions committee to broadly assess the personal attributes of an applicant   It also may help applicants prepare for the Multiple Mini-Interview (MMI) format as many of these same attributes are evaluated in the MMI process.

Why has NYMC incorporated 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.  CASPer™ is considered an objective tool to evaluate an applicant’s personal attributes.  We believe using CASPer™ makes the application review 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.