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May-2016

Quillen College of Medicine Adopts CASPer To Aid In Selecting The Right Applicants

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We’re pleased to share that Innovation Factory client, Altus Assessments Inc., has helped develop an online assessment tool that will be implemented at the Quillen College of Medicine at East Tennessee State University! Quillen’s adoption of the technology adds to Altus’ continuing success in helping post-secondary institutions across North America identify and screen their ideal candidates.

Developed by the team at Altus Assessments and McMaster University, CASPer is an online situational judgement test, primarily consisting of a series of hypothetical everyday situations presented through a live-action video. CASPer has screened over 20% of all US medical school applicants and 50% of all Canadian medical school applicants, for 2016 admissions, totalling over 17,000.

The Computer-based Assessment for Sampling Personal Characteristics (CASPer) will now be used during the pre-interview screening phase for students who have applied to go to Quillen. The tool allows the admissions committee to better identify personal attributes, such as ethics, empathy, cultural sensitivity, ability to collaborate, resiliency and adaptability.

“We look for applicants with those attributes because we believe they are necessary characteristics for the type of caring, compassionate physician we want to graduate,” said Doug Taylor, assistant dean and director of admissions at Quillen. “But they are often extremely difficult to identify through the traditional process. With CASPer, we’ll be able to get a better idea.”

Read the full PRWeb news release here!

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