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AAMC PREview™ Professional Readiness Exam Presentations

The AAMC PREview™ professional readiness exam team delivers webinars and presents at annual meetings to keep the medical school community up to date on the administration and ongoing research and evaluation on the PREview exam. This page includes upcoming webinars and live presentations as well as recordings and slides from recent presentations.

Recent PREview Webinars and Live Presentations

The AAMC PREview™ Professional Readiness Exam: 2022 Highlights, Results, and What’s Next for 2023

Date: December 19, 2022

Speakers: Rebecca Fraser, PhD, AAMC; Bobby Naemi, PhD, AAMC; Michelle Sparacino, AAMC

Download the slide deck (PDF) or watch the recording from the AAMC webinar presented on Dec. 19.

The AAMC PREview™ professional readiness exam is designed to look beyond academic metrics to assess and evaluate medical school applicants’ personal competencies such as resilience, service orientation, ethics, cultural competence, and teamwork. When combined with other parts of the admissions process, the PREview exam provides medical school admissions staff with a more complete view of an applicant. After rigorous, multi-year research and a successful two-year pilot administration, the AAMC launched the PREview exam in 2022 (2023 application cycle). The PREview exam will open to all AMCAS schools for the 2024 application cycle.

Advancing Holistic Review with the AAMC PREview™ Exam

Date: November 14, 2022

Speakers: Charlene Green, PsyD, University of California Davis School of Medicine; Misty Huacuja-LaPointe, Med, University of Illinois Chicago; Dan Kallenberger, MS, Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine; Lina Mehta, MD, Case Western Reserve School of Medicine

The AAMC has made significant progress toward our community’s shared goal of having the admissions process better assess applicants’ ability to demonstrate core pre-professional competencies, as part of their effort to adopt more holistic medical school admissions practices.

After working with the admissions community on rigorous, multiyear research on the exam, the AAMC has successfully completed a two-year pilot administration and launched the AAMC PREview™ professional readiness exam, formerly the AAMC situational judgment test, for limited operational release for the 2023 application cycle.

The PREview exam looks beyond academic metrics to assess core personal competencies such as resilience, service orientation, ethics, cultural competency, and teamwork. When combined with other parts of the admissions process, the PREview exam provides medical school staff with a more complete view of an applicant.

This session will begin with a brief overview of the 2022 PREview administration. The facilitator will then pose questions to the speakers, including two admissions leads from medical schools using the AAMC PREview exam and a prehealth advisor, to discuss their experience integrating the PREview exam and scores into the application and admissions process. Topics may include adding a tool to enhance holistic review and choice to use the PREview exam, advising applicants, updating policies and procedures, training admissions reviewers, reviewing PREview scores alongside other application information, and ongoing evaluation of the PREview exam. Speakers will discuss success, challenges, lessons learned, and future plans for the PREview exam.

Everything You Need to Know to Help Your Students Prepare for the 2022 AAMC PREview™ Professional Readiness Exam

Date: June 19, 2022

Speakers: Dana Dunleavy, PhD, AAMC; Rebecca Fraser, PhD, AAMC; Michelle Sparacino, AAMC

Download the slide deck (PDF) from the PREview™ session presented on June 19 at the 2022 National Association of Advisors for the Health Professions National Conference.

During the 2022-2023 application cycle, 18 medical schools will include the AAMC PREview™ professional readiness exam (formerly known as the AAMC Situational Judgment Test) as part of their admissions processes.

During this session, the presenters discussed test content and supporting research, administration policies and procedures, access to free test preparation materials, what to expect on test day, and plans for score release.

Holistically Reviewing Medical School Applicants Using the PREview™ Exam

Date: April 8, 2022

Speakers: Christina Grabowski, PhD, University of Alabama at Birmingham Marnix E. Heersink School of Medicine; Charlene Green, PsyD, University of California Davis School of Medicine; Michelle Schmude, EdD, Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine; Rebecca Fraser, PhD, AAMC

Download the slide deck (PDF) or watch the recording from the PREview™ session presented on April 8 at the 2022 Group on Student Affairs-Careers in Medicine-Organization of Student Representatives National Meeting.

The AAMC developed the PREview™ exam, formerly the AAMC Situational Judgment Test (SJT), based on 10 years of research. The exam enhances the medical school admissions process by providing an assessment of pre-professional competencies that medical students need to demonstrate to be successful in medical school, in residency training, and as physicians. The PREview™ exam launched an operational pilot program with two medical schools in the 2021 admissions cycle and expanded to six medical schools in the 2022 admissions cycle.

In this webinar, the presenters discussed the need for an assessment that captures pre-professional competencies in the admissions process and provided a brief overview of the PREview™ exam. Then, admissions officers at three medical schools — Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine; the University of Alabama at Birmingham Marnix E. Heersink School of Medicine; and the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine — shared their experiences using the PREview™ exam for holistic review of applicants.