College admissions scandal

Disruptions in Admissions: The Scandal and The Conversation

This month, Altus Assessments is looking at disruption in admissions. As more and more institutions are moving to a holistic approach, many new factors are playing a key role in how admissions professionals assess applicants. But, how are institutions approaching holistic admissions processes, and…

Dr. Harold Reiter: An Admissions Expert’s Take on The Scandal

The sense of outrage over the recent college admissions scandal has been attributed to perceptions of unfairness.  While generally heartfelt, conflation of the nefarious activities under investigation with long-standing sources of societal friction threatens to distract and detract from both. Elimination of nefarious activities…

What We Learned Attending The Canadian Conference on Medical Education

Last week was our fifth time attending the Canadian Conference on Medical Education (CCME) in Niagara Falls, Ontario, close to home for Altus Assessments. Although the weather conditions over the few days were less than ideal, the vibrant community of MedEd researchers helped combat…

Disruption in Admissions: Demonstrated Interest Gains Importance

This month, Altus Assessments is looking at disruption in admissions. As more and more institutions are moving to a holistic approach, many new factors are playing a key role in how admissions professionals assess applicants. But, how are institutions approaching holistic admissions processes, and…

Applicant Acceptability of Non-Cognitive Admissions Tools

Our research team presented at APMEC earlier this year – the largest medical education conference in the Asia-Pacific region. Read about their work below. Introduction: Medical school admissions have relied predominantly on cognitive metrics to guide decisions on who gets accepted, despite the importance…

7 Ways AI and Tech are Changing Healthcare for the Better

AI is everywhere these days. From organizing your work week, to figuring out what you want for lunch, AI systems and advanced algorithms are simplifying daily tasks and making old processes more efficient. But, how far will AI really go? In the next few…

How a Teacher Wellbeing Toolkit is Helping Australian Schools

“I’m a teacher, and this is why so many of us can’t do it anymore.” The above quote was the title, and theme, of a recent open letter from an Australian teacher to the education system. And while the sentiment is saddening, it’s a…

Why is Finding an Empathic Doctor Important for your Health?

by Ruihong Yuan   We all want a doctor who is competent – someone who knows what their talking about and can make the correct diagnosis and prescribe the appropriate treatment. We all also want a doctor who is kind and compassionate – someone…

How Physician Assistants Improve Healthcare Outcomes

Physician assistants date back to the Vietnam war when Dr. Eugene Stead recognized a need for help and a talent pool in returning veterans.  Dr. Stead wanted an assistant that could really help him with patient overload. Someone who could write prescriptions, see patients,…