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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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:
What is CASPer™? (Computer-based Assessment for Sampling Personal Characteristics)
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?
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.