CASPer® Information Webinar Session for Pre-Health Advisors

 In this web presentation Dr. Kelly Dore, co-creator of CASPer® and Diana Ibranovic, marketing manager discuss the following topics and tips: An introduction to CASPer® and a brief history of the tool How the test works Cost and logistics for applicants Which schools…

CASPer® Research Highlights from the 2017-2018 Admissions Cycle

Last year at Altus Assessments, we focused our research efforts on addressing the two questions we hear most often from our academic partners: What does CASPer® measure? How should we incorporate CASPer® into our existing medical admissions process? In this blog post, we’re using…

The Trouble With Secondary Applications and How CASPer® Can Help

For both medical schools and the students who apply to them, applications are a long and tedious process. Programs receive thousands of applications each year for just a few hundred spots, and they often don’t have enough admissions staff to sort through each one,…

Why the Medical School Admission Process Needs to be Revamped

Last year, stories of extreme cases of patient mistreatment at the hands of their doctors and nurses made Canadian headlines. Two doctors were found guilty of torturing patients at an Ontario maximum-security mental health facility, which housed an estimated 1,240 patients over a 17-year…

The Repercussions of Not Screening Your Applicants for People Skills

When programs of study look to implement CASPer® as an assessment tool, they’re often doing so because they’ve seen what happens when students are not screened for skills and qualities like communication, professionalism and empathy. More often than not, these programs seek out CASPer®…

12 Tips for Constructing a Multiple Mini-Interview

We’ve talked about the multiple mini-interview (MMI) quite a bit on in previous posts. Namely, about the number of ways in which the format outperforms traditional interviews. MMIs have become the gold-standard interviewing format for medical admissions, and their popularity has spread to other…