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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.

We hope to see all of you in November at Learn Serve Lead 2023: The AAMC Annual Meeting in Seattle, WA. We invite you and your colleagues to join us at the following sessions:

  • AAMC PREview® Exam at the Pavilion Saturday to Monday. Stop by the AAMC Pavilion to learn more about how PREview scores could enhance holistic review at your school.
  • The MCAT® Exam, PREview® Exam, & AMCAS®: Program Updates & Resources Overview Sunday, Nov. 5, 7 a.m. – 8:15 a.m. Learn how the PREview® exam, MCAT® exam, and AMCAS® application data work together to evaluate applicants’ core competencies and readiness for medical school.
  • AAMC PREview Program ReceptionSunday, Nov. 5, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. The PREview team invites schools currently participating or interested in the PREview exam to join us for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. Your RSVP is appreciated to inform planning.
  • Validating the PREview® Exam: Expanding the Criteria for Student SuccessMonday, Nov. 6, 1:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. This session will present initial data from the PREview exam local validity studies and spark conversation about new measures of pre-professional performance. Speakers from PREview schools will share data and lessons learned, including explorations of novel criteria such as delinquency records or professionalism flags, and a student speaker will highlight challenges of obtaining accurate, meaningful outcomes. Finally, speakers will lead small-group discussions to brainstorm workable outcomes to collect in the first, second, and clerkship years of medical school as well as help expand the definition of student success.
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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 2024 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 in 2023, including requirements for applicants, registration information, FAQs, and more.