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Learn about the AAMC SJT score and score report.

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The AAMC will release SJT score reports corresponding with each testing window.

Testing Window Score Release Date
Window 1: June 8 & 9 July 19, 2021
Window 2: June 16 & 17 July 19, 2021
Window 3: July 14 & 15 August 18, 2021
Window 4: August 4 & 5 September 7, 2021
Window 5: September 16 &17 October 19, 2021

Since the AAMC SJT 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 which shows the percentages of examinees who received the same score or a lower score than you did on the exam. The percentile shows how your score compares to the scores of other examinees.

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. The AAMC will send your score report directly to the school(s); however, we will send it separately from your AMCAS 2021 application.

Schools will have access to score reports the same day they are released to examinees. For the AMCAS 2022 application cycle, only participating medical schools will be accepting AAMC SJT scores and may consider them as one part of their ultimate admission decision.

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 SJT, 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 SJT is one of several factors schools may consider when evaluating applicants. We’re advising schools to consider the SJT in the context of the broader application and to be cautious in how they use the AAMC SJT in the initial years, taking the opportunity to use the SJT to identify applicants whose competencies align with their school’s unique mission and goals.

Use this step-by-step guide for finding your score report online

View sample score reports for scored and voided exams.

Download the Percentile Ranks currently in effect.

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