General

Why has the AAMC developed the SJT exam?

The AAMC developed the SJT exam with the support of medical schools to help the schools more easily identify the applicants who demonstrate the core pre-professional competencies for entering medical students: Service Orientation, Social Skills, Cultural Competence, Teamwork, Ethical Responsibility to Self and Others, Reliability and Dependability, Resilience and Adaptability, and Capacity for Improvement.

Why has the AAMC developed the SJT exam?

The AAMC developed the SJT exam with the support of medical schools to help the schools more easily identify the applicants who demonstrate the core pre-professional competencies for entering medical students: Service Orientation, Social Skills, Cultural Competence, Teamwork, Ethical Responsibility to Self and Others, Reliability and Dependability, Resilience and Adaptability, and Capacity for Improvement.

How much does the AAMC SJT exam cost?

The AAMC SJT exam is delivered at no cost to examinees in 2020.

How much does the AAMC SJT exam cost?

The AAMC SJT exam is delivered at no cost to examinees in 2020.

How does a remote proctor work?

A proctor will log into the exam session with you and will communicate with you and monitor your exam through your computer’s video camera and microphone. The proctor will check you in and then will disappear from your view so as not to distract you while taking the exam. You will continue to be in the proctor’s view, and you will be able to contact the proctor at any time if you need assistance with the system. Additionally, if at any time during your exam the proctor has reason to believe you are using prohibited items or engaging in prohibited behaviors, your proctor may interrupt to request clarification of your activity, and if necessary, terminate your exam.

How does a remote proctor work?

A proctor will log into the exam session with you and will communicate with you and monitor your exam through your computer’s video camera and microphone. The proctor will check you in and then will disappear from your view so as not to distract you while taking the exam. You will continue to be in the proctor’s view, and you will be able to contact the proctor at any time if you need assistance with the system. Additionally, if at any time during your exam the proctor has reason to believe you are using prohibited items or engaging in prohibited behaviors, your proctor may interrupt to request clarification of your activity, and if necessary, terminate your exam.

Request Accommodations

I have been approved for accommodations on the MCAT exam. Can I use my approval for the AAMC SJT exam?

Approved MCAT accommodations may be applicable to the AAMC SJT exam. You will need to submit an application for the AAMC SJT exam to determine if previously approved MCAT accommodations apply to the SJT exam. 

I have been approved for accommodations on the MCAT exam. Can I use my approval for the AAMC SJT exam?

Approved MCAT accommodations may be applicable to the AAMC SJT exam. You will need to submit an application for the AAMC SJT exam to determine if previously approved MCAT accommodations apply to the SJT exam. 

When should I apply for accommodations?

Most Initial applications for accommodations will be reviewed within 60 days of submission of a complete application. If you already have an approval for MCAT accommodations, the review will be completed within 30 days. Reconsiderations, Appeals and Extensions will generally be reviewed within 30 days of submission of a complete application. We recommend you apply as soon as possible after the application opens to ensure you will receive a determination prior to your desired test date.

When should I apply for accommodations?

Most Initial applications for accommodations will be reviewed within 60 days of submission of a complete application. If you already have an approval for MCAT accommodations, the review will be completed within 30 days. Reconsiderations, Appeals and Extensions will generally be reviewed within 30 days of submission of a complete application. We recommend you apply as soon as possible after the application opens to ensure you will receive a determination prior to your desired test date.

Prepare for the AAMC SJT exam

What is the format of the exam?

The AAMC SJT exam is a 75-minute test with just one section. The total time, including the check-in and check-out procedures, is approximately 90 minutes. The exam is conveniently delivered online using your own computer equipment in a location of your choice, as long as your equipment and work space meet our technical and security requirements. Your access to the internet, applications and software, and files on your computer will be disabled while you are taking the AAMC SJT exam, so that the exam can be delivered with a high level of security. For more information about the format and requirements, please read the AAMC SJT Essentials.

What is the format of the exam?

The AAMC SJT exam is a 75-minute test with just one section. The total time, including the check-in and check-out procedures, is approximately 90 minutes. The exam is conveniently delivered online using your own computer equipment in a location of your choice, as long as your equipment and work space meet our technical and security requirements. Your access to the internet, applications and software, and files on your computer will be disabled while you are taking the AAMC SJT exam, so that the exam can be delivered with a high level of security. For more information about the format and requirements, please read the AAMC SJT Essentials.

How do I get ready for the exam?

First, we recommend you read the AAMC Situational Judgment Test: Examinee Preparation Guide. Then become familiar with the test content and question format by downloading the practice exam.

How do I get ready for the exam?

First, we recommend you read the AAMC Situational Judgment Test: Examinee Preparation Guide. Then become familiar with the test content and question format by downloading the practice exam.

How do I practice using the actual AAMC SJT exam functionality and features?

A tutorial is available within Measure, which is also where you will schedule your exam appointment and start your exam session. You will use your AAMC username and password to log in to the system. There you will have unlimited opportunities to view the tutorial to familiarize yourself with the functionality and features of the platform before your exam appointment.

How do I practice using the actual AAMC SJT exam functionality and features?

A tutorial is available within Measure, which is also where you will schedule your exam appointment and start your exam session. You will use your AAMC username and password to log in to the system. There you will have unlimited opportunities to view the tutorial to familiarize yourself with the functionality and features of the platform before your exam appointment.

Register for the AAMC SJT exam

Who can take the AAMC SJT exam?

The University of California Davis School of Medicine and the University of Minnesota Medical School Twin Cities campus are the only schools accepting the AAMC SJT exam at this time. Therefore, the AAMC SJT exam is open only to applicants applying to the 2021 entering classes of one or both of these schools. If you are interested in taking the AAMC SJT Exam but do not meet the eligibility requirement, you may request special permission. Please read the AAMC SJT Essentials for more information.

Who can take the AAMC SJT exam?

The University of California Davis School of Medicine and the University of Minnesota Medical School Twin Cities campus are the only schools accepting the AAMC SJT exam at this time. Therefore, the AAMC SJT exam is open only to applicants applying to the 2021 entering classes of one or both of these schools. If you are interested in taking the AAMC SJT Exam but do not meet the eligibility requirement, you may request special permission. Please read the AAMC SJT Essentials for more information.

Should I take the AAMC SJT exam if I’m not sure where I will apply?

You may take the AAMC SJT exam before you submit your AMCAS application, however, on exam day, you will be required to select one or both participating schools to receive your scores. You may not send official score reports to any other schools this year.

Should I take the AAMC SJT exam if I’m not sure where I will apply?

You may take the AAMC SJT exam before you submit your AMCAS application, however, on exam day, you will be required to select one or both participating schools to receive your scores. You may not send official score reports to any other schools this year.

May I reschedule my exam appointment?

You may reschedule your exam appointment until the registration deadline associated with your current exam date. Please refer to the 2020 Calendar for registration deadlines. You must first cancel your existing appointment before you may schedule a new appointment.

May I reschedule my exam appointment?

You may reschedule your exam appointment until the registration deadline associated with your current exam date. Please refer to the 2020 Calendar for registration deadlines. You must first cancel your existing appointment before you may schedule a new appointment.

How do I confirm my appointment?

Once you schedule your appointment, the system will send you a confirmation email that will include your test date and start time. Please note that your start time will be provided in universal (military) time.  Please save this email so that you can find it later. You will not be able to view your appointment information when you log back in – the confirmation email is your only source of this information. Make sure to add noreply@getyardstick.com to your contacts so that you can receive your confirmation email.

How do I confirm my appointment?

Once you schedule your appointment, the system will send you a confirmation email that will include your test date and start time. Please note that your start time will be provided in universal (military) time.  Please save this email so that you can find it later. You will not be able to view your appointment information when you log back in – the confirmation email is your only source of this information. Make sure to add noreply@getyardstick.com to your contacts so that you can receive your confirmation email.

AAMC SJT Score

Will examinees be able to see their AAMC SJT score?

Yes, the AAMC will release scores to examinees. The score release date is currently set for October 14, 2020, for all test dates. The AAMC will release score reports to students and to schools on the same day.

Will examinees be able to see their AAMC SJT score?

Yes, the AAMC will release scores to examinees. The score release date is currently set for October 14, 2020, for all test dates. The AAMC will release score reports to students and to schools on the same day.

Will my pre-health advisor see my AAMC SJT score?

AAMC will not send your score directly to your pre-health advisor. However, you may share your score report with him or her once it is available.

Will my pre-health advisor see my AAMC SJT score?

AAMC will not send your score directly to your pre-health advisor. However, you may share your score report with him or her once it is available.

How will the schools and I get my score?

The AAMC will provide your score directly to the school(s) you selected on your exam day; however, we will send it separately from your AMCAS 2021 application. When we release scores, we will send you an email with instructions on how you can access your report.

How will the schools and I get my score?

The AAMC will provide your score directly to the school(s) you selected on your exam day; however, we will send it separately from your AMCAS 2021 application. When we release scores, we will send you an email with instructions on how you can access your report.

Will other schools see my score?

No, the AAMC will not report your AAMC SJT score to any other medical schools for the AMCAS 2021 admissions cycle. The University of California Davis School of Medicine and University of Minnesota Medical School Twin Cities campus are the only schools who will receive official score reports.

Will other schools see my score?

No, the AAMC will not report your AAMC SJT score to any other medical schools for the AMCAS 2021 admissions cycle. The University of California Davis School of Medicine and University of Minnesota Medical School Twin Cities campus are the only schools who will receive official score reports.

Future of the AAMC SJT exam

Will the AAMC SJT exam be offered in 2021?

Test dates for 2021 are yet to be determined. If you are submitting your application for the AMCAS 2021 cycle to University of California Davis School of Medicine or University of Minnesota Medical School Twin Cities campus, and you want to submit an AAMC SJT score, you must take the AAMC SJT exam in September 2020.

Will the AAMC SJT exam be offered in 2021?

Test dates for 2021 are yet to be determined. If you are submitting your application for the AMCAS 2021 cycle to University of California Davis School of Medicine or University of Minnesota Medical School Twin Cities campus, and you want to submit an AAMC SJT score, you must take the AAMC SJT exam in September 2020.

Technology

How do I download the ProctorU extension for my browser?

A ProctorU browser extension is required for your remote proctor to monitor your exam. This is easily downloadable via the following links for Chrome or Firefox. Ensure that your browser is up-to-date so that the extension can be supported properly.

How do I download the ProctorU extension for my browser?

A ProctorU browser extension is required for your remote proctor to monitor your exam. This is easily downloadable via the following links for Chrome or Firefox. Ensure that your browser is up-to-date so that the extension can be supported properly.

What kind of technology is required to take the SJT exam?

The AAMC SJT exam must be taken on a desktop or laptop of your choice and are responsible for ensuring it meets the workspace and computer requirements. You may not take your exam on a phone or tablet.

What kind of technology is required to take the SJT exam?

The AAMC SJT exam must be taken on a desktop or laptop of your choice and are responsible for ensuring it meets the workspace and computer requirements. You may not take your exam on a phone or tablet.