AAMC SJT Score
The AAMC will release SJT score reports on October 14 for Exam Windows 1 - 3.
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 2021 application cycle, just two schools – University of California Davis School of Medicine and University of Minnesota Medical School Twin Cities campus – 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.
Contact the AAMC SJT Program
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