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Supplemental Application

All applicants to the School of Medicine receive a supplemental application upon submission of their primary application to AMCAS. 

Once the initial processing of your AMCAS applicant information is complete and verified, you will receive an email from WebAdmit for AMCAS with a link to the “NYMC Activities Gateway” to begin the supplemental application. Please be sure your email account is set up to accept emails from donotreply@webadmit.org.

► NYMC Supplemental Application Instructions

We recommend you print out these instructions and have them available while completing the application. You may begin the supplemental application without having taken CASPer™.

The NYMC Supplemental Application includes:

  1. Submission of required letters of evaluation and any additional information requested by the NYMC Office of Admissions
  2. Registering and completing the online situational judgment test – CASPerTM. Click on this link to register for CASPerTM
  3. Payment of non-refundable $130 application fee payable electronically by credit card or check or AAMC-sponsored Fee Assistance Program (FAP) approval documentation

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 supplemental 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 – Altus Assessments. There is a test fee associated with CASPer™ which is not part of the NYMC application fee. This fee is paid directly to the testing company upon registration in the amount of $85. This fee includes distributions to 7 programs. Additional distributions will be an additional fee of $16 per distribution. These fees are waived for applicants eligible for the AAMC-FAP. You will need to confirm your FAP approval upon registration for CASPer.

Although no studying is required to take CASPerTM, it is recommended you familiarize yourself with the test by viewing sample questions on the Acuity website.

Specific information about registering for CASPer™ is included in the NYMC Supplemental Application Instructions or Acuity.