ASME announces Altus Assessments as main sponsor for Annual Scientific Meeting 2019
The Association for the Study of Medical Education (ASME) has announced Canadian based Altus Assessments as the main sponsor for its Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM) 2019. Altus Assessments creates and delivers robust assessments for academic programs to easily identify and select top applicants based on the people skills critical for professional success.
The co-operation follows previous collaborations which have seen Altus Assessments exhibit during ASME events. As the Annual Scientific Meeting’s main sponsor, Altus Assessments will be prominently featured to delegates in the run-up to as well as during the event.
Professor Sandra Nicholson, ASME Chair, says: “We’re delighted to have Altus Assessments on board as our main sponsor for this year’s Annual Scientific Meeting. They are one of the most innovative academic assessment specialists and as such are trusted by leading universities in the US, Canada and Australia. As medical educators, we understand the importance of selecting the most suitable candidates for any training programme. Therefore, I believe Altus Assessments is a great fit for ASME and I look forward to our collaboration.”
Dr. Kelly Dore, Altus Assessment’s co-founder, says: “Sponsoring ASME’s ASM gives us a brilliant opportunity for further dialogue with leading medical educators in the UK. When we developed the CASPer test our goal was to develop an assessment that could be applied upstream to all applicants, that demonstrated validity evidence and wasn’t a geographical or financial barrier. In order to do this we needed to create a new type of Situational Judgement Test, something applicants didn’t have to travel for, that provided information on screening out and screening in for personal qualities, support widening participation initiatives, and that could predict performance in the future on outcomes that matter in medicine. The innovative approach requires applicants to not just identify what they should do, but what they would do and why they would do it. We believe that CASPer could have huge benefits for the medical education community in the UK.”
ASME’s ASM will take place on 3-5th July at the SEC in Glasgow, UK. This year’s theme is ‘Sustainability, Transformation and Innovation and Medical Education’. For further information or press enquiries please contact [email protected]
Altus Assessments focuses on high-throughput assessment methods to evaluate an applicant’s personal and professional characteristics required to be successful as a new doctor. CASPer is tailored to each country and profession to ensure the content provides meaningful insights in the selection process. Current screening methods for people skills pre-interview demonstrate limited reliability and poor predictors of future success. CASPer, Altus Assessments’ online, video scenario-based situational judgment test is an evidence-based selection tool used by many medical programmes. CASPer can help increase diversity and widen participation, both key factors in UK medical education selection. CASPer is currently trusted for student selection in over 160 high stakes admissions to programmes by leading universities in North America and Australia. Since 2010, more than 200,000 applicants have sat the CASPer test.