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Altus Suite for GME

Altus Suite for Graduate Medical Education

Altus Suite, a set of standardized assessments for social intelligence and professionalism, aims to help improve your transition to graduate medical education by providing you with the opportunity to showcase more of your personal and professional strengths. This is increasingly important with USMLE Step 1 and COMLEX-USA Level 1 having moved to pass/fail, USMLE Step 2 CS being discontinued, and COMLEX-USA Level 2 PE being suspended.

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What’s in Altus Suite for GME?

Casper Logo

An online, open-response situational judgment test that evaluates aspects of your social intelligence and professionalism such as ethics, empathy, problem-solving and collaboration

  • 15 scenarios (9 require typed responses and 6 require video responses)
  • 100-120 minutes to complete
  • Casper test must be reserved and taken on a specific date

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Snapshot Logo

A short, one-way video interview to highlight your communication skills, self-reflection and motivation for the profession so you can bring your personal statement to life

  • 3 questions with two minutes to respond to each
  • 10-15 minutes to complete
  • Can be taken any time after reserving your Casper test until the earliest program distribution deadline

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Duet Logo

A value-alignment assessment that compares what you value in a program with what the program has to offer

  • Program characteristics are compared in pairs within several categories
  • No time limits, but shouldn’t take longer than 15 minutes to complete
  • Can be taken any time after reserving your Casper test until the earliest program distribution deadline

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Programs and Test Dates

Altus Suite is free this year! Want to see which residency programs require it and what dates you can take the Casper test?

Check out test dates and fees

Book Altus Suite!

Create your Altus Suite account to sign up for your Casper test date and complete the other assessments.

Take me to Altus Suite

Watch our on-demand webinar!

Learn about:

  • Why these assessments have been introduced to GME and how they help your application to residency programs
  • Research results from last year’s pilot 
  • Requirements to complete the assessments
  • How to prepare for each assessment in Altus Suite

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