AAMC PREview™ Score

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Learn about the AAMC PREview™ professional readiness exam, formerly the AAMC Situational Judgment Test, score and score report.

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The AAMC will release PREview score reports corresponding with each testing window. The 2022 testing calendar is now available.

Since the AAMC PREview exam is one section, your score report will include a single, total score ranging from 1 to 9. You will also receive a percentile rank (see below for more information).

Reporting Your Score to Medical Schools

2023 AMCAS Season

Reporting your score to AMCAS participating medical schools: when you elect to have your exam scored on exam day, and you initiate or submit the AMCAS application, your AAMC PREview score will be automatically uploaded to AMCAS.  If you take the PREview exam after submitting your AMCAS application, your score will be uploaded to AMCAS when it is available on the published score release date.

If you completed the AAMC SJT in 2020 or 2021 your scores will be made available to AMCAS participating medical schools your score will be automatically uploaded to AMCAS.as a PREview score.

For the 2022 testing year, one participating program, Des Moines University Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, does not use the AMCAS application. If you have chosen to have your exam scored, you will also be asked if you would like to send your score report to Des Moines University, please do so if you have applied or intend to apply to this program. If you do not select Des Moines University on exam day and subsequently decide to apply, you still have the opportunity to send your AAMC PREview score report by completing the Request to Release AAMC PREview Score form and email it to askpreview@aamc.org. We release scores only on scheduled score release dates; therefore we must receive your request one week prior to the next scheduled score release date to include it in the next release.

Once you select a school, either on exam day or through the Request to Release AAMC PREview Score form, you may not de-select a school.

How Exams Are Scored

The AAMC collaborated with medical educators, including faculty, admissions officers, and student and diversity affairs officers to develop the scoring key for the PREview, i.e., the key effectiveness rating for each response.

Your score is based on the extent to which your effectiveness ratings of each response align with medical educators’ ratings. Full credit is awarded for an item if your response matches the medical educators’ rating. Partial credit is awarded if your rating is close to the medical educators’ rating. Higher scores suggest that your ratings align more closely with medical educators ratings; whereas lower scores suggest your ratings align less closely with medical educators ratings. 

The PREview exam is one of several factors schools may consider when evaluating applicants. We’re advising schools to consider the PREview in the context of the broader application, taking the opportunity to use the PREview to identify applicants whose competencies align with their school’s unique mission and goals.

Understanding Your Percentile Rank

The percentile ranking table is based on the examinees’ performance on the AAMC PREview exam during a two-year time frame. In May of each year, the AAMC PREview percentile ranking table is updated using data from the most recent two testing years. Your percentile rank tells you the percentage of examinees who received the same or lower scores. When your score is originally published, your percentile ranking is based on the percentile ranking table in effect at that time but may change when the percentile table is updated.  Therefore, while your score does not change over time, your percentile ranking may.

Viewing Your Score Report

Scores will be released according to your testing window, release dates can be found in the AAMC Testing Calendar. When your score is available, we will send you an email with instructions on how to access your score report. Your score report will include your total score, confidence band, percentile rank table, and any applicable notes. If you have chosen to void your exam, the exam will not be scored, and you will not be sent an email. AAMC staff will not provide scores over the phone.

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