All shortlisted applicants for the Three Counties Medical School are required to complete a Casper online situational judgment test.
You will hear from us if you have been shortlisted, at that point this information will become relevant to you.
What is the Casper test?
Casper is an online test that assesses for the personal and professional characteristics we believe are important for successful students and future medical school graduates.
Who is required to sit the Casper test?
All shortlisted applicants for the Three Counties Medical School are required to complete the Casper online assessment.
What does the Casper test involve?
The Casper test is comprised of 12 sections: 8 video-based and 4 word-based scenarios. Following each scenario, you will be required to answer a set of 3 probing questions in 5 minutes or less. Halfway through the test, there is an optional 10-minute break.
The test typically takes between 75-90 minutes to complete. Each of the 12 response sets are anonymized and scored by a unique Rater, giving a robust and reliable impression of your personal and professional characteristics important to our program. No studying is required; however, you are encouraged to familiarise yourself with the test format via the System Requirements Check and 12 section practice test prior to taking Casper.
Altus Assessments, the creator of Casper, have put together these helpful resources:
How to take the test
In order to take Casper, you will be responsible for securing access to a laptop or desktop computer with webcam and audio capabilities. You will require the following for both account creation and taking the test:
- Government-issued photo ID
- Valid email address
- Working webcam
- Working microphone
- Reliable high-speed internet connection
Casper can be taken practically anywhere that you can satisfy the above requirements. No exceptions will be provided for applicants who are unable to take Casper during one of the available test dates.
Register for your Casper account (via the Altus Suite) and sign up for the CSP-10506 – United Kingdom Professional Health Sciences version of Casper. If you've already registered you can simply log in.
To account for identity verification, please ensure that you register for your test at least three days before your preferred test date and time. Last-minute bookings are not recommended.
If you require testing accommodations for Casper, you will need to submit the Accommodations Request Form signed by you and your qualified professional 3 weeks in advance of your desired test date. More information can be found in the Casper accommodations FAQs.
Please direct any enquiries about the test to support@takeCasper.com stating you are applying to Three Counties Medical School.
Alternatively, you may reach out to the Casper Support Team through the chat bubble in the bottom right-hand corner of your screen on the Casper website.