Why People Skills Matter for Patient Privacy

Healthcare data breaches occur when sensitive information, including both personal (e.g., name, social security number, address) and private health data (e.g., medical history, health insurance information), is exposed to unauthorized parties. Because this type of information is confidential and should only be accessible to…

7 Admissions Trends to Look Out for in 2019

Admissions pools are shrinking, but applications are up. Acceptance rates are down, but institutions are re-evaluating their marketing to attract more applicants. International applicants are on the rise, and looking for a career path before they even apply. Holistic admissions and demonstrated interest are…

Looking Forward, Glancing Back: Our Journey Through 2018 and into 2019

Researching, educating, and developing. We spent 2018 focusing on reflection and growth, and the hard work paid off. We improved our process, helped our partner programs successfully integrate CASPer into their admissions process, and gave future students a platform to demonstrate their personal and…

The Cost of Medical Residency Selection (and how CASPer® can help)

How much does it cost to find and admit the best future physicians to medical residency programs? For Internal Medicine; about $148,000 per year. Per school. That’s a huge annual cost for institutions. It’s a cost that most accept because student admissions are incredibly…

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,…