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Hi PreMed101! With the permission of the moderators (thank you @W0lfgang!) we want to introduce PrepMatch.com, the first peer-to-peer CASPer preparation platform and it’s completely free! We are a non-profit partnered with organizations such as the Student Doctor Network to make admissions more equitable. Through PrepMatch, you can try out hundreds of scenarios and get feedback from peers. 
 

We started this thread in order to share various scenarios, on a weekly basis, from our database to get you into the CASPer-thinking mindset! 

If there is sufficient interests, the moderators may dedicate one forum category specifically for CASPer! 

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Scenario 1

You have just discovered someone selling a test bank for your calculus class on Kijiji. You are struggling in this class, and so this can potentially really help your grade.

1. Would you purchase the test bank?

2. Would you report the seller if their identity is not anonymous?

3. If you were one A+ from meeting the GPA requirement to maintain a scholarship that you desperately need, would this change your answer?

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Scenario 2 

Dave is riding on the subway when he suddenly notices a man talking to himself in distress. The man appears as though he is talking to someone who is not there. Dave's friend, Rachel, tells him not to approach the man because he "is probably crazy."

1. What should Dave do in this situation?

2. Should Dave stop being friends with Rachel after her comment?

3. Should Dave react differently if the man appears violent?

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Scenario 3 

 

While walking to your class on campus, you have just realized that you have forgotten your chemistry textbook in the library. When you go back to get it, the person who you were sitting next to has the exact same book as you in their bag. You can't see your textbook anywhere. 

1. How would you approach the situation? 

2. Let's say that the person does admit to stealing your textbook, and their reasoning is that they couldn't afford to buy one on their own. Would you let them borrow it? 

3. Why do individuals resort to stealing? 

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Scenario 4

You are working part-time in a sports equipment store. In the last month, some money from the register has started to go missing. Your boss accuses you of stealing the money. You are innocent. 

1. How do you manage the sudden change in your working relationship with your boss?

2. Your boss decides to decrease your payment to compensate for what he thinks you stole. How would you manage the situation?

3. Suppose you know that it was a coworker of yours that stole the money. The friend is in a difficult financial situation, and while you don't condone what they did, you understand why they did it. How does this information change what you would do?

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For more scenarios, check out PrepMatch.com, where you’ll be able to get feedback on your answers for free. It’s completely free!

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Scenario 5

Healthcare professionals working in university-affiliated hospitals often have to act as teachers to professional school students such as nursing students, medical students, physiotherapy students etc. Without having proper training in education, it's sometimes very difficult for healthcare professionals to implement good teaching strategies.
  1. Should healthcare professionals who are excellent in their clinical work, but not in their teaching, be laid off from these hospitals?
  2. What teaching strategies do you think will be effective in such hospitals?
  3. In such hospitals, power dynamics often exist between students and instructors. Why do you think this is the case?
 
For more scenarios, check out PrepMatch.com, where you’ll be able to get feedback on your answers for free. It’s completely free! 
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Scenario 6

Circumcision is a popular practice in many parts of the world, often for cultural reasons. Current research shows that the benefits of circumcision do not outweigh the risks of the procedure.

  1. Imagine you were an individual whose religion dictates circumcision. Would a government outlawing circumcision be considered religious discrimination against you? 
  2. If one parent would like their son to be circumcised, while the other parent doesn't, how should this conflict be resolved? 
  3. Female genital mutilation, also known as "Female Circumcision", is an outlawed practise in Western countries. Why is this not the case for male circumcision? 

For more scenarios, check out PrepMatch.com, where you’ll be able to get feedback on your answers for free. It’s completely free!

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Scenario 7

The COVID-19 pandemic introduced a lot of previously unseen ethical dilemmas. Some individuals refuse to wear masks because they believe this infringes on their personal rights. Let's say that a patient with stroke symptoms decided to come to the emergency room. Upon entry to the hospital, the patient refuses to wear a mask inside. 
  1. Should the hospital still allow the patient to be treated even though they can potentially be carrying COVID-19 and refuse to wear proper face covering? 
  2. Why do you believe some individuals consider mask policies as infringing on their personal rights? 
  3. Implementing mask policies in elementary schools and kindergartens is difficult given children often take them off. What do you think can possibly help implement those policies? 

For more scenarios, check out PrepMatch.com, where you’ll be able to get feedback on your answers for free. It’s completely free!

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Scenario 8

Dave is riding on the subway when he suddenly notices a man talking to himself in distress. The man appears as though he is talking to someone who is not there. Dave's friend, Rachel, tells him not to approach the man because he "is probably crazy." 

  1. What should Dave do in this situation? 
  2. Should Dave stop being friends with Rachel after her comment? 
  3. Should Dave react differently if the man appears violent? 

For more scenarios, check out PrepMatch.com, where you’ll be able to get feedback on your answers for free. It’s completely free!

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Scenario 9

While walking to your class on campus, you have just realized that you have forgotten your chemistry textbook in the library. When you go back to get it, the person who you were sitting next to has the exact same book as you in their bag. You can't see your textbook anywhere. 

  1. How would you approach the situation?
  2. Let's say that the person does admit to stealing your textbook, and their reasoning is that they couldn't afford to buy one on their own. Would you let them borrow it?
  3. Why do individuals resort to stealing? 

For more scenarios, check out PrepMatch.com, where you’ll be able to get feedback on your answers for free. It’s completely free!

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Scenario 10

You are the CEO of an international tech company. You just realized that one of the company executives had been messing with the company's financial records, and the company is less profitable than you thought. You now have to lay off 20% of the employees.

  1. How would you go about announcing this news?
  2. Do you think that laying them off is the ethical thing to do? 
  3. Please reflect on a time when you had to make a difficult decision.

For more scenarios, check out PrepMatch.com, where you’ll be able to get feedback on your answers for free. It’s completely free!

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Scenario 11

Raccoons, skunks, and other animals often end up in people's backyards. They can be dangerous and create a lot of issues for homeowners. The homeowners have to pay for professionals to remove them from their properties in a safe manner. Otherwise, if they do so themselves, it can be dangerous for both them and the animal.

  1. Why do homeowners have to pay for it if you can't control whether animals invade your property or not?
  2. What do you think is a reasonable cost to remove a raccoon from a property, and why?
  3. Do you think it is ethical putting such animals in cages and transporting them to locations far away from their local habitats?

For more scenarios, check out PrepMatch.com, where you’ll be able to get feedback on your answers for free. It’s completely free!

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Scenario 12

You have just discovered someone selling a test bank for your calculus class on Kijiji. You are struggling in this class, and so this can potentially really help your grade. 

  1. Would you purchase the test bank? 
  2. Would you report the seller if their identity is not anonymous?
  3. If you were one A+ from meeting the GPA requirement to maintain a scholarship that you desperately need, would this change your answer? 

For more scenarios, check out PrepMatch.com, where you’ll be able to get feedback on your answers for free. It’s completely free!

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Scenario 13

Several world religions have dietary restrictions that prohibit members of those religions from consuming certain food items. 

  1. If Kevin was a member of a religion that prohibits anything but pasta, would it be religious discrimination for a store to not offer pasta?
  2. Give an example of what would constitute discrimination based on one's religious dietary restrictions?
  3. How can multicultural organizations try to be more inclusive when organizing events involving food and refreshments?

For more scenarios, check out PrepMatch.com, where you’ll be able to get feedback on your answers for free. It’s completely free!

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Scenario 14

You have just witnessed the following: a distressed lost puppy was rescued from the middle of the road by a stranger. You approach the stranger and tell him how awesome what he did was. He tells you that given he rescued the lost puppy, he is going to take it home and be its new owner.

  1. Is it right for him to adopt the new puppy?
  2. If you knew the puppy's owner and knew that he is abusive to the puppy, would this change your decision? 
  3. What is your role in this situation as an observer? 

For more scenarios, check out PrepMatch.com, where you’ll be able to get feedback on your answers for free. It’s completely free!

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Scenario 15

Cheryl is shadowing an oncologist in the hospital. She realizes that one of their patients is her friend's grandfather. Cheryl just found out that the grandfather has late-stage cancer and will probably die in the next few months. 

  1. Should Cheryl message her friend?
  2. When is it to breach confidentiality in a professional setting?
  3. Why is confidentiality important?

For more scenarios, check out PrepMatch.com, where you’ll be able to get feedback on your answers for free. It’s completely free!

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Scenario 16

Janet is eating at a restaurant with her friend Shelly. Shelly recently came out as a lesbian and told Janet that she is worried her homophobic parents are not going to accept her.

  1. What would you tell Shelly if you were in Janet's position? 
  2. As a straight individual, can Janet empathize with what Shelly is going through? 
  3. How can we decrease homophobia in the general population? 

For more scenarios, check out PrepMatch.com, where you’ll be able to get feedback on your answers for free. It’s completely free!

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Scenario 17

The corporate tax rate allows corporations to be taxed less than individuals get taxed on their personal income. Those against the concept of corporate taxes being lower argue that it propagates class differences between the upper classes (who typically own corporations) and the lower classes. Those in favor of the idea argue that this allows for business development in the economy and so everyone benefits from it at the end of the day. 

  1. What is your opinion on this topic? 

  2. Corporations often allow their shareholders to have limited legal liabilities. Do you think this is ethical? 

  3. Let's say that you do not agree with a lower tax rate for corporations. Should not-for-profit corporations be taxed lower? 

For more scenarios, check out PrepMatch.com, where you’ll be able to get feedback on your answers for free. It’s completely free!

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Scenario 18

You are in a long line in a busy coffee shop. A pregnant woman is in front of you. She says to the man in scrubs ahead of her that she should be allowed to cut in front of him because she is pregnant. The man says no.

  1. Should you say anything? To whom?

  2. What is your role in this situation?

  3. What are some ways to de-escalate situations such as this?

For more scenarios, check out PrepMatch.com, where you’ll be able to get feedback on your answers for free. It’s completely free!

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Scenario 19

You work for a company that provides entertainment for children's parties. Your boss asks you to wear a Native American costume as part of the entertainment show. You are not Native American and are uncomfortable doing so.

  1. How do you handle this situation with your boss?

  2. Your boss respects your decision, but you notice that they don't call you for work opportunities as frequently as before. Should you say anything?

  3. Why is it important to be culturally respectful?

For more scenarios, check out PrepMatch.com, where you’ll be able to get feedback on your answers for free. It’s completely free!

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Scenario 20

You have saved up money for weeks and are able to purchase a large bag of groceries to donate to the Food Bank. Proud of your accomplishment, you take a photo of your donation and post it on Instagram. Your friend, Elizabeth, posts a public statement that people shouldn't brag about donating to charity.

  1. Should you message Elizabeth? 

  2. Do you take down your post?

  3. Do you always have a right to share your accomplishments?

For more scenarios, check out PrepMatch.com, where you’ll be able to get feedback on your answers for free. It’s completely free!

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Scenario 21

You have just started working at a coffee house. During rush hour, a customer orders sugar-free iced tea. You observe your colleague handing them a regular iced tea.

  1. Is this situation harmless?

  2. When you ask your colleague, they shrug it off saying the customer probably won't notice. Should you take further action?

  3. What role do you have in this situation?

For more scenarios, check out PrepMatch.com, where you’ll be able to get feedback on your answers for free. It’s completely free!

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Scenario 22

You have been promoted to assistant manager at a publishing company. Recently, your boss has been taking long lunch hours and leaving early, leaving you to do your work and theirs.

  1. How should you talk to your boss?

  2. Your boss says that your job is to help them with their tasks. Are they taking advantage of you?

  3. Whose duty is it to ensure that workers are treated fairly?

For more scenarios, check out PrepMatch.com, where you’ll be able to get feedback on your answers for free. It’s completely free!

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Scenario 23

You are a member of your University swim team. Gina, another member, has formed a group chat with everyone on the team, except the captain, Taylor. Gina posts several negative sentiments about Taylor, including one that accuses Taylor of taking drugs to enhance their performance.

  1. You believe that Gina is bullying Taylor and that the accusations are baseless. How do you proceed?

  2. Are you complicit if you don't say anything to either Gina or Taylor?

  3. What are your limitations in the role of a bystander?

For more scenarios, check out PrepMatch.com, where you’ll be able to get feedback on your answers for free. It’s completely free!

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Scenario 24

You are doing your teaching practicum and you have been assigned an elementary school to teach at. Another teacher in-training asks you to switch schools with her because it is more convenient for her and her children.

  1. What factors should you consider before making a decision?

  2. Is it fair that she asks this of you?

  3. Is it more difficult for women than men to maintain a work-life balance?

For more scenarios, check out PrepMatch.com, where you’ll be able to get feedback on your answers for free. It’s completely free!

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