The start of a new year often means out with the old and in with the new. This year it’s out with the AAMC’s Situational Judgment Test (SJT), and in with the PREview professional readiness exam. That being said, its purpose is similar to SJT’s, which is to provide medical schools with a standardized, objective way to assess skills such as teamwork, ethics, cultural competence, resilience and service orientation among its applicants.
Here are the most important things you need to know about this new test for the 2022-2023 application cycle.
The exam will take about 75 minutes to complete, and students will be able to do it from the convenience of your own home or another location of your choosing. There will be a live, remote human proctor, and you will be able to get immediate assistance in real-time. The exam will be administered from June through September, and you will get your scores within 30 days of testing.
At this point you may be thinking: This reminds me of CASPer. What’s the difference? While both tests assess personal and professional traits, what is specifically being assessed and how they are being assessed differ. Furthermore, don’t forget that CASPer is now part of Altus Suite, which encompasses three tests: Casper, Snapshot and Duet. Make sure to read out Ultimate Guide to Virtual Assessments for Medical School.
You will have to use a desktop or laptop to take the exam. You will not be able to use a phone or a tablet, so be sure to make proper accommodations.
There will be a flat fee of $100, which includes unlimited score distribution to any schools you are applying to.
Finally, the AAMC will post the list of participating medical schools on its PREview website sometime in February.
Preparing for PREview will be similar to preparing for the SJT. The AAMC recommends utilizing the same resources used to prepare for the SJT.
For more detailed information about PREview, visit: https://students-residents.aamc.org/aamc-preview/aamc-preview-professional-readiness-exam
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