About the AAMC Situational Judgment Test (SJT)

Two U.S. medical schools are accepting AAMC SJT scores for the AMCAS 2021 cycle.

What is measured on the AAMC SJT exam?

The AAMC SJT 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 SJT 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:

graphic showing the eight competencies





Contact the AAMC SJT Program

Monday- Friday, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. ET
Closed Wednesday, 3-5 p.m. ET

AAMC SJT Accommodations

The AAMC is committed to providing all individuals with an opportunity to demonstrate their proficiency on the AAMC SJT exam. This includes ensuring access to persons with disabilities in accordance with relevant law. 

AAMC SJT Essentials

The AAMC SJT Essentials for Testing Year 2020: The official policy and procedure guide for the AAMC SJT exam.

Rescheduling the AAMC SJT exam

There are several circumstances under which the AAMC will allow you to reschedule the SJT exam after you register.