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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 behaviors across professional competencies essential for entering medical students. 

Nearly a decade of research and development published in the February issue of Academic Medicine supports the PREview exam's validity and value to the admissions process beyond existing academic metrics and application data.

The PREview exam signals to applicants that professional competencies are integral to medical education. 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.

A growing number of medical schools that have added the PREview exam to enhance their holistic admissions process.

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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.

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Access the Using AAMC PREview Data in 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.

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.

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