• Rajani Katta MD & Jenny Li-Wang BA

Schools that require the CASPer test: 2022-2023 Application Cycle

Updated: Aug 11


The CASPer test has been gaining traction in the admissions process, both for professional schools within healthcare and those in other fields.


Why has the CASPer exam become increasingly popular in the admissions process? According to some programs, the exam is being utilized to "further enhance fairness and objectivity in [their] holistic admissions review process."


It's important that applicants know which schools require the CASPer so that they can prepare and plan accordingly.


In this post, we list all of the US schools within the following five categories who, as of the 2022-2023 cycle, required the CASPer test.


Click on the professional school you're interested in to jump to that section:



If you'd like to learn more about our strategies for Casper test prep, please see our 6-part blog post series and Casper book:

  1. Background on the Casper test

  2. Format of the Casper test

  3. How is the Casper test graded?

  4. Tips and strategies for how to prepare for the Casper

  5. Types of Casper test questions and how to answer them

  6. Example Casper questions and responses

  7. The Casper Test Prep Guide (with full-length sample test)


If you're looking for more med school interview prep, we also offer our online course: Medical School Interviewing 101. Our expert strategies and tips will show you how to ace your interview and stand out from a sea of other strong applicants.





Which Medical Schools Require CASPer (Allopathic)?


Here is a list of 35 medical schools that require the CASPer.

  • American University of The Caribbean School of Medicine

  • Augusta University College of Medicine

  • Baylor College of Medicine

  • Boston University School of Medicine

  • Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hosfra/Northwell

  • Drexel University College of Medicine 

  • East Tennessee State University College of Medicine 

  • Indiana University College of Medicine 

  • John Sealy School of Medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch

  • Medical College of Wisconsin 

  • Meharry Medical College 

  • Mercer University College of Medicine 

  • Michigan State University College of Human Medicine

  • New York Medical College

  • Northeast Ohio Medical University Medicine

  • Penn State College of Medicine

  • Renaissance School of Medicine, Stony Brook University

  • Rutgers, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

  • San Juan Bautista School of Medicine 

  • State University of New York Upstate Medical University  

  • Temple University of Medicine

  • Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine

  • Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

  • Tulane University College of Medicine 

  • University of Colorado Denver (Anschutz Medical Campus)

  • University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine 

  • University of Miami College of Medicine 

  • University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine

  • University of Texas at Tyler Health Science Center

  • University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston

  • University of Texas Southwestern College of Medicine

  • University of Vermont College of Medicine

  • University of Washington College of Medicine

  • Wake Forest School of Medicine

  • West Virginia University College of Medicine



Which Medical Schools Require CASPer (Osteopathic)?


Here is a list of 9 osteopathic medical schools that require the CASPer.

  • Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine 

  • Arkansas College of Health Education

  • Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine

  • Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine

  • Sam Houston State University College of Osteopathic Medicine

  • Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine New York

  • Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine Nevada

  • Western University of Health Sciences

  • William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine



Which Physician Assistant Schools Require CASPer:


Here is a list of 43 PA schools require the CASPer.

  • AdventHealth University Physician Assistant Program

  • Augusta University Physician Assistant Program

  • Boston University Physician Assistant Program

  • Chatham University Physician Assistant Program

  • Christian Brothers University Physician Assistant Program

  • Clarkson University Physician Assistant Program

  • College of Saint Mary Physician Assistant Program

  • Colorado Mesa University Physician Assistant Program

  • Eastern Virginia Medical School Physician Assistant Program

  • Florida International University Physician Assistant Program

  • Florida State University Physician Assistant Program

  • Franciscan Missionaries of our Lady University

  • Gannon University Physician Assistant Program

  • Kettering College Physician Assistant Program

  • Lawrence Technological University Physician Assistant Program

  • Lincoln Memorial University Physician Assistant Program

  • Louisiana State University Physician Assistant Program

  • Marquette University Physician Assistant Program

  • Marshall University Physician Assistant Program

  • Mercy College of Ohio Physician Assistant Program

  • Michigan State University Physician Assistant Program

  • Midwestern University Physician Assistant Program

  • Northwestern College Physician Assistant Program

  • Oklahoma State University Physician Assistant Program

  • Pennsylvania College of Technology

  • Pfeiffer University Physician Assistant Program

  • Rush University Physician Assistant Program

  • South University Physician Assistant Program

  • Stanford University Physician Assistant Program

  • University of Toledo Physician Assistant Program

  • University of Colorado Denver (Anschutz Medical Campus)

  • University of Florida Physician Assistant Program

  • University of Michigan - Flint Physician Assistant Program

  • University of New Mexico Physician Assistant Program

  • University of North Texas health Science Center

  • University of Oklahoma Physician Assistant Program

  • University of Texas Medical Branch Physician Assistant Program

  • University of Utah Physician Assistant Program

  • University of Wisconsin - Madicon Physician Assistant Program

  • UT Health at San Antonio Physician Assistant Program

  • Wake Forest School of Medicine Physician Assistant Program

  • Wayne State University Physician Assistant Program

  • West Coast University Physician Assistant Program



Which Veterinary Schools Require CASPer:


Here is a list of 8 veterinary schools require the CASPer.

  • Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine

  • Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine

  • Lincoln Memorial University School of Veterinary Medicine

  • Long Island University School of Veterinary Medicine

  • Oklahoma State University College of Veterinary Medicine

  • Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine

  • Texas Tech University School of Veterinary Medicine

  • Virginia - Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine



Which Dental Schools Require CASPer:


Here is a list of 9 dental schools require the CASPer.

  • California Northstate University

  • Case Western Reserve University

  • Indiana University

  • Temple University 

  • University of Louisville School of Dentistry

  • University of California Los Angeles School of Dentistry

  • University of Detroit Mercy

  • University of Missouri - Kansas City

  • University of Utah



Additional Resources


If you'd like additional resources to help you prepare for interviews, our course Medical School Interviewing 101 can help you quickly and confidently learn what to say during your interview. It's important to learn how to stand out and not sound like other applicants, which is a key focus of the course.


If you'll be interviewing at a school that requires the MMI, our MMI book breaks down the process and provides 50 sample scenarios.


If you'd like to learn more about our strategies for Casper test prep, please see our 6-part blog post series and Casper book:

  1. Background on the Casper test

  2. Format of the Casper test

  3. How is the Casper test graded?

  4. Tips and strategies for how to prepare for the Casper

  5. Types of Casper test questions and how to answer them

  6. Example Casper questions and responses

  7. The Casper Test Prep Guide (with full-length sample test)


Best of luck on your exam!


 

Dr. Rajani Katta is the creator of Medical School Interviewing 101, the course that teaches students how to ace their interviews. She is also the author of the Multiple Mini Interview: Winning Strategies from Admissions Faculty, the Casper Test Prep Guide, and The Medical School Interview. Dr. Katta is a practicing dermatologist and served as a Professor of Dermatology at the Baylor College of Medicine for over 17 years.

Jennifer Li-Wang is the author of The Casper Test Prep Guide and a graduate of Rice University with a double major in English and the Study of Women, Gender, and Sexuality (SWGS). Jenny grew up in Los Alamos, New Mexico and in her free time enjoys reading and running her small crochet business.



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