What is measured on the AAMC PREview exam?
The AAMC PREview is a standardized exam that presents a series of hypothetical scenarios students may encounter in medical school and asks examinees to evaluate the effectiveness of a series of behavioral responses to each scenario. The AAMC has collaborated with subject matter experts in the medical school community, including faculty, admissions officers, and student and diversity affairs officers to tailor the PREview exam for medical schools.
Examinees’ responses provide insight into their knowledge of effective and ineffective behaviors across eight core pre-professional competencies for entering medical students:
- Service Orientation
- Social Skills
- Cultural Competence
- Ethical Responsibility to Self and Others
- Resilience and Adaptability
- Reliability and Dependability
- Capacity for Improvement