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.
For the 2022 testing year, one participating program, Des Moines University Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, does not use the AMCAS application. When you elect to have your exam scored on exam day, you will also be asked if you would like to send your score report to Des Moines University. We recommend you select Des Moines University if you have applied or intend to apply. If you select Des Moines University on exam day, you do not need to take any further action after exam day to ensure Des Moines University receives your score report. If you do not select Des Moines University on exam day and you subsequently decide to apply, you still have the opportunity to send your AAMC PREview score report. Complete the Request to Release AAMC PREview Score form and email it to firstname.lastname@example.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.
2022 AMCAS Season
When you elect to have your exam scored on exam day, you will select the school(s) to receive your score report. You do not need to take any further action after exam day to ensure the school(s) you selected receive your report.
For the AMCAS 2022 application, if you decide to apply to a school that you did not select on exam day, you still have the opportunity to send your AAMC SJT score report. Complete the Request to Release AAMC SJT Score form and email it to email@example.com. You may select additional schools after exam day as many times as you wish; however, we recommend selecting all schools to which you have applied or intend to apply as early as possible in the 2022 application season. Requests to select additional schools must be received no later than Aug. 31, 2022.
Once you select a school, either on exam day or through the Request to Release AAMC SJT 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.
Please keep in mind that 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 and to be cautious in how they use the AAMC PREview in the initial years, 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 specified time period. Your percentile rank tells you the percentage of examinees who received the same or lower scores on the exam than you did during that timeframe. When your score is originally published, your percentile ranking is based on the percentile ranking table in effect at that time. In May of each year, we update the AAMC PREview percentile ranking table using data from the most recent two testing years. This update will ensure that the percentile ranks reflect current and stable information about your AAMC PREview score(s). Therefore, while your score does not change over time, your percentile ranking may change as we publish new percentile ranking tables each year.