AAMC PREview™ Professional Readiness Exam Now Available for 2023 Admissions Cycle

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During the 2023-2024 application cycle, all schools using the AMCAS application may use the AAMC PREview™ professional readiness exam as part of their admissions processes. Learn more about what to expect this year.

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The AAMC has always helped America’s medical schools educate the future physician workforce to meet the health needs of our communities. Now we are working together to ensure that the application process increasingly reflects our shared commitment to building a diverse physician workforce and ensures the next generation of physicians is even more prepared for the challenges they will face. 

The PREview exam is designed to look beyond academic metrics to assess and evaluate personal competencies such as resilience, service orientation, ethics, cultural competence, and teamwork. When combined with other elements of the admissions process, the PREview exam provides a more complete picture of applicants and helps schools identify applicants who demonstrate these core competencies.  

A decade of research has shown that the PREview exam evaluates applicants from all backgrounds more equitably. It also predicts how students will use these non-academic skills in their related coursework, as well as how faculty rate their performance. 

For the upcoming season, all schools using the AMCAS application are welcome to use the PREview exam, and many are currently in the process of making a decision to include the PREview exam in their process. Applicants are encouraged to contact schools directly to determine if the PREview exam is required or recommended for the 2023-2024 application year.

Important details for the 2023-24 application cycle 

For medical school applicants 

  • There will continue to be a $100 flat fee for applicants who take the PREview exam, which includes unlimited score distribution. The fee structure offers the best value for most applicants who typically submit eight or more applications. 

  • The flat fee will be waived for applicants who apply and are approved to receive benefits through the AAMC Fee Assistance Program

  • The AAMC will continue to provide free test preparation products, including a full-length practice exam. 

  • Examinees will register for an exam date and complete the exam online at a location of their choosing (e.g. at home, a library, etc.) from March through October. Some examinees with certain accommodations (paper exam, human reader, scribe), may need to take the exam at an approved test center. 

  • The exam takes approximately 75 minutes to complete and will be secured by a live remote human proctor. 

  • Applicants will receive their PREview scores within approximately 30 days of testing.  

For participating medical schools 

  • The AAMC will provide schools with resources that share validation and evaluation results to support integration of PREview scores and enhance their holistic admissions process. 

  • Schools will receive PREview scores within approximately 30 days of testing. 

  • PREview scores will be fully integrated into the AMCAS Data Exchange Service so schools will receive scores alongside other application data. 


There will be a webinar for applicants closer to the PREview registration opening this winter. Applicants and advisors are also encouraged to email their questions to askpreview@aamc.org.

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