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What is Duet?

Duet is a value-alignment assessment that compares what you value in a program with what the program has to offer.  We developed this short assessment because we know each program is different and has something unique to offer, whether it’s teaching style, research opportunities, and interactions with faculty. With Duet, your individual preferences are compared with programs’ unique profiles to help assess your mutual alignment in a standardized way. At this time, Duet is only applicable to US undergraduate and graduate medical programs.

How does it work?


You’ll see a prompt to complete Duet when you log in to your Altus Suite account. Click the prompt and review the instructions so you understand the purpose of Duet and its format.

Review Categories

Review and reflect on the program characteristics and definitions for the first category.


For each pair of characteristics, choose the one that is more important to you. Go with your gut: there’s no right or wrong answer.  Continue until all comparisons are complete. Note you can only go back to the previous pair if you want to change an answer!

Pairing categories

After completing the comparisons within each category, you’ll be asked to compare each of the categories in pairs. As you did for the characteristics, choose the category that is most important to you.


Once you’ve submitted your responses, they are automatically compared to the rankings of the programs you’ve applied to. Those programs then receive Duet scores to show your alignment within each category.

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