Admissions Risk Scoring Model

A holistic approach to identifying those applicants most likely to thrive at your school or program.

Exam Master has partnered with Dr. Scott Massey Ph.D. PA-C in developing a “Admissions Risk Scoring Model” designed to help admissions educators better evaluate their admission candidates for likelihood of success at their program or school. Featuring a unique blend of holistic criteria, this model is designed to offer better insight into candidate strengths and weaknesses that goes beyond GPA, Science GPA, and prior course history.

Program Objectives:

Gain key insights into each applicant’s suitability for your program

Use objective criteria to better evaluate and compare your entire cohort of applicants

Identify applicants who may need additional support after admission

Lower attrition and improved progression of your admitted cohort

Exam Master’s Admissions Risk Scoring Model provides educators with objective tools to help them achieve these outcomes:

  • Identify who your ideal candidate is for your unique educational institution
  • Identify candidates who have a higher-than-normal risk of delayed progression or failure
  • Identify candidates who you should not interview and/or admit
  • Distinguish between two similarly qualified candidates
  • Identify the factors that most impact successful admissions at your program
  • Identify which lifestyle/personal/educational factors may lead to the need for early remediation

Exam Master’s Admissions Risk Scoring Model focuses on evaluating candidate attributes in 27 areas across six key domains:

  • Personal History/Family Life (PH)
  • Undergraduate Educational Statistics (UES)
  • Educational Risk (ER)
  • Health Care History (HCH)
  • Non-Traditional Student (NTS)
  • Attitude/Grit (AG)

Sample Scoring Categories

Using the model’s 27 risk assessment data points, Exam Master works with your program, college, or school to retrospectively evaluate your admissions data and selection process from your recent applicant cohorts. This key activity will provide you with a validated baseline historical risk assessment model that can help inform and evaluate your current admissions process. With this key information, a comprehensive rubric is created to evaluate your current cohort of candidates. This will help better identify which candidates are most likely to succeed in your program or school and provide a richer data set for comparing one candidate with another.

Want to learn more?

Talk with Dr. Scott Massey and Jim Pearson and find out more about our Risk Scoring Model – including how to make this model become an important tool for your admissions goals and objectives.

About Scott Massey, PhD, PA-C:

Dr. Massey has over 30 years experience in graduate health professions education. Dr. Massey is a key thought leader and researcher with over 30 published works on a variety of educational topics. He has served as program director at multiple physician assistant programs, served with ARC-PA and PAEA in multiple roles, and is currently an educational consultant to graduate medical institutions. Scott works with multiple health professions disciplines focusing on improving admissions outcomes, student success, student progression, and faculty development