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…

From Undergrad to Postgrad: Why Medical Residency Programs Choose CASPer®

We’ve discussed medical program admissions quite a bit on this blog, and the focus has largely been on undergraduate medical education (UGME). For this post, we’re turning our attention to a different, but also incredibly competitive kind of medical school selection: admissions for postgraduate…

How This MBA Student Found Her Passion — In Nursing

A career in healthcare was always of interest to Lauren Bentham. She envisioned herself becoming a clinical psychologist but, while pursuing her psychology major at Wilfrid Laurier University, she discovered the job would require a master’s degree and a PhD, and all the thesis…

In Search of Cultural Competency

Automatic soap dispensers that don’t recognize darker skin complexions. Photo retouching apps with tools designed to make skin lighter — and the user ‘hotter.’ Tagging algorithms that improperly tag non-Caucasian faces. This list of technological advancements that have baked-in cultural oversights could go on…

The Double-Edged Sword of Practice for Testing

The age-old cliché “Practice makes perfect” is one no student is a stranger to. Generally speaking, this is true for most tests; students tend to perform better the second time around (though this effect is often exaggerated). Oftentimes educators want to encourage their students…

4 Key Differences between CASPer® and the Multiple Mini-Interview

Research has found that CASPer® scores are moderately correlated with the Multiple Mini-Interview (MMI), demonstrating that there are some similarities between the tools. In our last blog post, we highlighted how both tools utilize numerous independent observations of a single applicant to dilute the…