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The AAMC PREview™ Professional Readiness Exam for Admissions Officers

The AAMC PREview™ professional readiness exam assesses examinees’ understanding of effective and ineffective pre-professional behaviors across eight core competencies for entering medical students. This knowledge serves as a foundation for further learning and development in these competency areas during medical school and is a necessary precursor to engaging in effective behavior. When combined with other parts of the medical school application, PREview scores provide admissions officers with a more complete view of applicants and offer schools the opportunity to broaden the diversity of the applicant pool invited to interviews.

This resource hub provides admissions officers, medical school faculty members, and others who serve on admissions committees with information about the design, interpretation, and use of the PREview exam. It includes resources and tools for schools using the PREview exam, as well as findings from nearly a decade of research that support use of the PREview exam in medical school admissions.

Applicants intending to apply to a participating medical school should visit aamc.org/preview for more information about the administration of the PREview exam in 2022, including a list of participating schools, requirements for applicants, registration information, FAQs, and more.

Learn More About the PREview Program

Learn about the PREview exam, the goals of the exam, and how the exam is developed and scored, and how PREview scores can enhance your holistic admission process.

Volunteer as a Subject Matter Expert

The AAMC relies on medical school volunteers. Volunteering is flexible and engaging. Just a few hours of your time this year ensures the value of the PREview exam.

Resources and Data About the PREview Exam

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Access the Using AAMC PREview Data in 2023 Medical Student Selection guide, which includes information about the design, interpretation, and use of the PREview exam.

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Access resources, data, and tools to help admissions officers and their committees use PREview scores in medical student selection. (Sign-In Required)

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Explore data and research studies that evaluate the validity, psychometrics, fairness, and use of the PREview exam.

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Explore recorded webinars and presentation slides that cover PREview administration updates and results from the ongoing research and evaluation on the PREview exam.