Altus Suite for Physician Assistant Programs

Academic programs have many tools available to assess applicants’ cognitive skills, but today’s admissions process needs to be more holistic. Altus is here to help, with two powerful assessments.

Let's address the challenges in admissions together using:


Situational judgment test

Screen applicants for social intelligence and professionalism with this unique open-response situational judgment test. It asks them not only how they'd respond to a challenging dilemma, but more important, why.

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One-way video interview

Further probe an applicant's communication skills, motivation for the profession, and ability to self-reflect before interview selection, rank list, or offers with this 10-minute standardized one-way video interview.

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50+ physician assistant programs use our assessments to support their admissions decisions, including:


Where can you find us at PAEA's Education Forum?

Join our Solution Circles! 


Wednesday, October 13 | 3:30 - 4:00 PM ET

Can a situational judgment test identify mission-driven physician assistants?

Thomas Morgan, Ph.D.

Identifying mission-driven applicants is challenging without
measuring professionalism and social intelligence. Florida State University’s (FSU) experience with the Casper test offers programs an evidence-based option. In discussing Casper’s potential use cases, FSU will share correlations between Casper and MMI scores, compare its demographic differences with GRE, and accessibility for applicants.

Thursday, October 14 | 3:00-3:30 PM ET

The case for video interviews, now and after the pandemic

Jennifer Cruz, MPAS, PA-C

During Covid, Mercy College of Ohio piloted Snapshot, a standardized one-way video interview for applicants to showcase their unique qualities outside of their formal application from the safety of their home. Although used to replace the MMI temporarily, this discussion will explore the benefits of video interviews and its future.


Mark your calendars! Solution circle seats are available on a first come, first served basis.


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Have lunch on us!
Join us for an informative webinar on
Getting holistic insights on your applicants with Altus Suite
and receive a $25 UberEats gift card. 

Monday, November 8, 2021 | 1:00 pm (ET)

Learn about:

  • The complementary holistic assessments in Altus Suite and how they work.
  • Ways you can implement these assessments and data points in your decision-making process
  • Research opportunities available to you when you adopt Altus Suite
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There is more going on at Altus...

From research to events, and masterclasses to a community forum, we’re giving back to our university partners and working together to strengthen the field of admissions.



Alo Grant:

An annual $100,000 grant aimed at accelerating new research that will strengthen admissions. The grant supports individuals or departments working in one of three streams: general admissions, the strategic use of Altus Suite, and diversity and inclusion.

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An annual conference that brings together the brightest minds from around the world to connect and exchange best practices that can shape admissions processes to become more equitable and optimize curriculum and program management to support students as they go through training.

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Altus Academy:

A free, online resource centre and gathering spot for the Higher Ed community to connect, learn, and grow. Sign up for masterclasses,
find best practices, stay up to date on original and third-party research, and network with the community to share learnings.

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