Sample CASPer® Questions

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To help you prepare for the CASPer Test (such as for McMaster, uOttawa, NYMC, Rutgers), we have provided sample CASPer Questions (Scenario-Based Modules) and Exercises (Self-Descriptive Questions) to help you get started. Please note: These questions were designed by Astroff Consultants Inc. and the use of the material below for income-generating purposes is strictly prohibited. Thank you.


Consider the PROMPT. Then take take 5 minutes to answer 2-3 QUESTIONS.

  • Sample CASPer Module 1 (Video-based scenario)
  • Sample CASPer Module 2 (Word-based scenario)
  • Sample CASPer Module 3 (Word-based scenario)
  • Exercise – Preparing for Personal Questions

Sample CASPer Module 1

Watch the Astroff Sample CASPer Video below. This is a role-play - you are the doctor.


(Time limit = 5 minutes to answer all 3 questions)

  1. Do you tell Chelsea's husband?
  2. If her husband is also a patient of yours, does this change your answer?
  3. Though all necessary precautions are taken, some physicians are reluctant to treat patients with HIV/AIDS for fear of personal infection. Should physicians be allowed to refuse service on the basis of disease? Explain.

Sample CASPer Module 2


There is some evidence to suggest that the widespread use of certain wireless tablet devices in hospitals has led to significant improvements in patient satisfaction as well as some small decreases in physician error. During the product launch of technologies such as the tablet, product shortages frequently occur, leaving some prospective consumers empty-handed. Knowing that these technologies may benefit patients in hospital, some believe that hospitals should be given priority treatment to receive devices before being offered to the community at large.


(Time limit = 5 minutes to answer all 3 questions)

  1. Should the 'first-come, first-served' consumer system for tablet product sales be altered such that hospital product orders would be fulfilled first?
  2. Should companies be forced to discount their products when there is a societal benefit?
  3. What are some of the security issues related to the use of tablets in hospitals?

Sample CASPer Module 3


Air Force One, the private flight service for the President of the United States, makes frequent unscheduled landings at major airports. Because of security concerns, all flights landing at or taking off from these airports are grounded in these instances. The situation often leads to several hours of flight delays for thousands of passengers.


(Time limit = 5 minutes to answer 3 questions)

  1. Is it fair that the security of an important elected official such as the President of the United States take precedence over the travel plans of thousands of his/her constituents?
  2. What guidelines should be followed to determine how often these delays should be tolerated?
  3. Describe a situation where you have experienced a travel delay at a time that was inconvenient for you.  How did you handle it?

Exercise - Preparing for the Personal Questions

In preparing for the personal question sections of the CASPer, we encourage you to consider your answers to these questions below as an exercise in self-reflection. Make notes on each of these questions and carefully consider your life experiences that present good examples to enhance your answers. 

Answering personal questions well, such as ,"Describe a time when", begins with an understanding of your goals and qualities that you possess that make you an excellent candidate.

Here are some self-reflection guided questions aimed to help you prepare for the personal questions.  (It is exceedingly unlikely that you will be served up these questions on CASPer, but the exercise of considering your answers to these type of questions is an excellent starting point in preparing for the personal questions.)

  • Why do you want to go into this profession?
  • Why do you want to attend our school?
  • What strengths will you bring to this career? What are your greatest weaknesses?
  • What experiences have you had that have prepared you for this career?
  • What skills do you possess that make you an excellent candidate?
  • Describe an experience in which you learned something about yourself. What was the experience and what did you learn?
  • Discuss your strategies for maintaining a healthy balance between your school work and social life.
  • How do you motivate yourself, others?
  • What are your future goals?

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