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On 1/9/2020 at 12:28 AM, VigoVirgo said:

I don't understand the point of this post. You're already a medical student, why bother? It reads like someone who still holds a bitter grudge. McMaster have been doing things their way for decades and are a pretty revolutionary school (for example, they were the first to implement PBL which is used all over the world now, probably at your school too). CARS tests deductive reasoning which is a crucial skill to possess in medicine (it's not just memorization) and Casper is more of a filter test. They want to get a general idea of what the applicant is like. It makes lying on an application harder because they don't care if you created some charity or pumped out 100 research articles before the end of 1st year (I'm looking at you son of that rad onc).

No, CASPer is worth 33% of your pre-interview score, they use it as a metric for scoring not a filter. A filter would be something like if CASPer > 70th percentile, proceed to file review.

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On 1/20/2020 at 9:32 PM, newmy88 said:

Time Stamp: 10:12 AM
Invite/Reject: Reject

GPA: 3.93
CARS: 126 (lol)
Casper: Ugh idk it felt okay but I really wish we got a score back because now I'm doubting myself for Ottawa :(
 

Geography: IP

McGill gives feedback. I don't know anywhere else that does. 

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On 1/22/2020 at 7:57 AM, dryorku said:

No, CASPer is worth 33% of your pre-interview score, they use it as a metric for scoring not a filter. A filter would be something like if CASPer > 70th percentile, proceed to file review.

Casper is a psychological, situational judgement test used to determine applicant characteristics. It does act as a filter because those who possess traits that would be problematic in medicine are more likely to do worse and thus not proceed to interview. It is also predictive of success in medical school. I'm not going to argue with you, this isn't the thread for this debate as pointed out earlier.

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26 minutes ago, VigoVirgo said:

Casper is a psychological, situational judgement test used to determine applicant characteristics. It does act as a filter because those who possess traits that would be problematic in medicine are more likely to do worse and thus not proceed to interview. It is also predictive of success in medical school. I'm not going to argue with you, this isn't the thread for this debate as pointed out earlier.

> debates point

> says it's not a debate

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late but for future reference

Time Stamp: Jan. 2, 2020 -10:39am (MD/PhD); Jan. 8, 2020 - 9.06am (MD)
Invite/Reject: Invite 

GPA: 3.96
CARS: 132
Casper: I did skim doing right and I also read Casper SIM for the mind but tbh didn't wind up preparing/practicing that much, though it was my second time writing since I had written it a couple of months prior for American schools

Geography: IP

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Just joined but here are my stats: 

Time Stamp: Jan. 8, 2020 - 9.08am (MD)
Invite/Reject: Invite 

GPA: 3.83
CARS: 128
Casper: Nothing special really, did some research and found practice questions. 

 

 

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