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  • Professional Service

    Admissions Data & Research

    We know that data, research, and evaluation are critical to your work in identifying and selecting the students who are the best fit for your institution. We also recognize the importance of keeping the community informed on upcoming research projects and ideas. This page provides a centralized location for AAMC admissions-related data and research to support you as you in that work.


    FACTS tables offer frequently requested data on medical school applicants, matriculants, graduates, and more.

    MCAT Data & Research

    MCAT research focuses on evaluating diversity and fairness, academic preparation, predicting students’ academic performance in medical school, and the use of MCAT scores in admissions decision making.

    Learn about the MCAT Validity Research and the committees working to understand the predictive validity of the MCAT Exam.

    AAMC PREview™ Professional Readiness Exam

    The AAMC PREview™ professional readiness exam enables medical schools to assess non-academic, pre-professional competencies that research shows meaningfully impact an individual’s performance during medical training and as practicing physicians. It is a valid, reliable, and fair assessment as evidenced through years of research. 

    Additional Resources for Admissions Officers