AAMC PREview® Professional Readiness Exam FAQ

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The AAMC developed the PREview exam with the support of medical schools to help the schools more easily identify the applicants who demonstrate the core pre-professional competencies for entering medical students: Service Orientation, Social Skills, Cultural Competence, Teamwork, Ethical Responsibility to Self and Others, Reliability and Dependability, Resilience and Adaptability, and Capacity for Improvement.

The proctor’s purpose is two-fold: 1) to secure the exam so that no examinee gains an unfair advantage over any other examinee and, 2) to provide support an examinee should they have a technical question or experience any technical issue while taking the exam. A proctor will log into the exam session with you and will communicate with you and monitor your exam through your computer’s video camera and microphone. The proctor will check you in by verifying your identity and confirming that you do not have access to any unauthorized applications, programs, or materials. You will be in the proctor’s view throughout your exam, and you will be able to contact the proctor at any time if you need assistance with the system. Additionally, if at any time during your exam the proctor has reason to believe you are using prohibited items or engaging in prohibited behaviors, your proctor may interrupt to request clarification of your activity, and if necessary, terminate your exam.

The PREview exam does not replace the MCAT exam, rather it complements academic metrics such as the MCAT exam and GPA. It provides students an opportunity to demonstrate their understanding of the professional competencies that are integral to success in medical school and beyond.

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