The test preparation should begin well in advance and adhere to the same guidelines as revising for any other exam or aptitude test. Although there is a general outline of how to prepare for the CASPer test in this article, you will do best if you consider your particular learning preferences and past test-taking strategies.
Understand ethics as they relate to medical treatment
It is imperative that you possess a solid understanding of the ethical guidelines that you must adhere to. Study up on the topic and try applying the principles of justice, autonomy, beneficence, and non-maleficence to various situations. Even though the CASPer is meant to evaluate soft skills rather than knowledge or your capacity to explain theoretical and ethical ideas, you may improve your impression on the examiner by correctly applying the key ethical principles.
Allow enough time for yourself to get ready
You should provide ample time for the development of these abilities and behaviors, as the CASPer is designed to assess your soft skills and behaviors. It will be necessary for you to acquire accustomed to specific methods of answering questions so that, when the pressure of the test is on, you can respond with ease. Give yourself at least two months to be ready, and put in consistent effort the entire time.
Study for the actual test
As you begin your CASPer test prep, make sure you comprehend the test. Check out our articles on CASPer question kinds, the Complete Guide to the CASPer, and best advice for the CASPer. Additionally, you want to visit the CASPer website, which offers a wealth of helpful data.
Exercise and Classify
You need to practice answering as many various kinds of questions as you can. It won’t help to ask the same questions over and over again. When you ask, try to keep in mind the kind of question it is—is it one that requires teamwork? Is it a moral conundrum? Perhaps a conflict of interest inquiry? Whatever form it seems to be, record the question and your response. You ought to see an improvement in your capacity to respond to a certain kind of inquiry over time. You ought to get better at expressing yourself effectively, using the appropriate language, and drawing on personal experience when needed. Practice sessions should be timed, and you should try to make them as realistic as you can by setting severe time limits and denying yourself access to answers or suggestions beforehand. You have to make the actual test seem like a continuation of your study sessions.
Examine, consider, and gain knowledge
Merely practicing is insufficient; you also need to continuously assess your performance to see where you are falling short and where you need to grow. It would be beneficial to have someone with expertise in the area review your answers, however this might be challenging. As a result, make every effort to choose questions with model answers. If you don’t do this, you’ll probably find yourself making the same mistakes over and over again and have much less opportunity to learn from and improve your answers. BlackStone offers a bank of practice questions along with sample answers so you may monitor your development as you go.
Create a strategy for answering the questions.
This is a general guide to answering any kind of inquiry.
To begin with, read the brief again to make sure you understand:
1. Relevant Function
Do you work as an educator? Or a parent? Do you work as a junior or a manager? Your job will dictate how soon you can respond, what background information you should take into account, and who else you can choose to include.
2. Situational Analysis
Which kind of situation is this? Your emphasis and anticipated questions will change depending on the sort of situation. For instance, in a question about teamwork, your focus should be significantly different from that of a question about resilience, and you should choose keywords to include in each.
3. Identify the Main Issue
Which problem, if you could only fix one, would you pick?
4. Assumptions and Extra Details
What presumptions does the prompt make, and what other details may you need in order to respond to it?
Examine all 3 questions before starting to respond.
• By doing this, you can make sure that your responses to various questions don’t overlap. For example, answering question three as part of question one is a common mistake.
Answering Written inquiries:
• Starting with question 3, which is a less difficult question, you could find it simpler to move on to 3, 2, 1. But regardless of whether it’s 1,2,3 or 3,2,1, you should practice until you feel like you’ve found the method that works best for you.
• Similar responses: Make sure you don’t reiterate points you’ve already made for other questions in the same scenario, given the extremely short time constraints.
Responding to Video Inquiries
• Make good use of the 10 seconds allotted for reading; take your time, focus on the keywords.
• Stress important ideas while speaking clearly and gently.
• Keep your eyes on the webcam and conduct yourself as a professional would.
Can I subsequently add more schools to CASPer?
Once you’ve taken the test, you can add more schools to your CASPer distribution list. You will only need to pay the exam price and an extra $10 to submit your results to the school if you take the test and choose only one school at first. At a fee of $10 per school, you can thereafter submit your results to other institutions throughout time. Many candidates have, however, noticed that if you have already taken the exam with another school as your chosen distribution, certain institutions will not show up for you to distribute your score to. In this situation, we suggest getting in touch with the CASPer team directly, which is simple to do through their website. Anecdotal evidence suggests that more schools will be added to this position over time; all you have to do is keep checking the website, as you’ll eventually find them over the next few weeks. Just be mindful of the deadlines for each school’s distribution to ensure you don’t miss anything. When you first sit for CASPer, we recommend that you have a clear list of all the schools you want to apply to. This way, you may utilize their web tool to select the ideal date for you. This tool will determine the latest date on which you could take the test by cross-referencing all of the schools’ distribution deadlines, giving you the most time to study and get ready.
Is It Possible to Remove Schools?
Whether or not you have taken the test before will determine this. You can message the CASPer applicant support team to have a specific school removed from your distribution list if you haven’t taken the test yet. You cannot, however, cancel a distribution after you have already taken the test because the school has probably already received your results.
Might I Switch Programs?
Yes. You are free to transfer any of your chosen programs (schools) to another school, provided you haven’t taken the test yet. You can accomplish this by getting in touch with the CASPer support staff. However, after you have paid for the exam, you are not eligible for a refund. For individuals who want to reserve their CASPer early while still deciding which institutions to attend, this is fantastic news.