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    Secondary applications should be completed as soon as you submit your TMDSAS application. 

    Any questions related to a secondary application should be directed to the respective school. Any secondary application required documents and/or fees should be sent directly to the school and NOT to TMDSAS. 

    Completion of the secondary application is  required by the following medical schools before the TMDSAS application is considered.  

    MEDICAL

    • UT Southwestern Medical Center  Candidates will receive an email invitation from the medical school to complete the secondary after an initial review of their TMDSAS application. 
    • Dell Medical School - Candidates will receive an email invitation from the medical school to complete the secondary after an initial review of their TMDSAS application. 
      Deadline: November 15  
    • UT Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine - Candidates will receive an email invitation from the medical school to complete the secondary after an initial review of their TMDSAS application. 
      Deadline: October 31st 
    • McGovern Medical School - Candidates will receive an email invitation from the medical school to complete the secondary after your completed application has been received from TMDSAS.  
    • Texas A&M University College of Medicine 
      Applicants must create an account in our Application Processing Portal to receive the Secondary Application.  
       
      The Texas A&M University COM accepts only credit cards for payment of the non-refundable application fee of $60. The secondary application and fee are required for consideration. 
    • Texas Tech University HSC School of Medicine - Candidates will receive an email invitation from the medical school to complete the secondary after they receive your completed application from TMDSAS. 
    • The University of North Texas HSC – Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine - The University of North Texas HSC – Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine - The deadline for the Secondary Application is October 15th.
    • Texas Tech University HSC El Paso Paul L. Foster SOM -Candidates will receive an email invitation from the medical school to complete the secondary after they receive your completed application from TMDSAS. 
      Deadline: November 15 

    DENTAL

    VETERINARY

    CASPer

    CASPer is an online test which assesses for non-cognitive skills and interpersonal characteristics that we believe are important for successful students and graduates of our program, and will complement the other tools that we use for applicant screening. In implementing CASPer, we are trying to further enhance fairness and objectivity in our selection process.

    In order to take CASPer, you will be responsible for securing access to a computer with audio capabilities, a webcam, and a reliable internet connection on your selected test date. CASPer can be taken practically anywhere that you can satisfy the aforementioned requirements. No exceptions will be provided for applicants unable to take CASPer online due to being located at sites where internet is not dependable due to technical or political factors.

    Please go to www.takeCASPer.com to sign up for the American Professional Health Sciences test (CSP10101) and reserve a test using your TMDSAS ID and a piece of government-issued photo ID. You will be provided with a limited number of testing dates and times. Please note that these are the only testing dates available for your CASPer test. There will be no additional tests scheduled. Please use an email address that you check regularly; there may be updates to the test schedule.

    Please direct any inquiries on the test to support@takecasper.com. Alternatively, you may use the chat bubble in the bottom right hand corner of your screen on the takecasper.com website.

    The CASPer test is comprised of 12 sections of video and written scenarios. Following each scenario, you will be required to answer a set of probing questions under a time contract. The test typically takes between 75-90 minutes to complete. Each response is graded by a different rater, giving a very robust and reliable view of personal and professional characteristics important to our program. No studying is required for CASPer, although you may want to familiarize yourself with the test structure at takeCASPer.com, and ensure you have a quiet environment to take the test.

    CASPer test results are valid for one admissions cycle. Applicants who have already taken the test in previous years will therefore be expected to re-take it.

    Schools Requiring CASPer

    CASPer is required for:

    • Texas A&M University College of Medicine
    • Texas Tech University HSC School of Medicine
    • Texas Tech University HSC, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine
    • The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston
    • Long School of Medicine, UT Health San Antonio