Our next generation of doctors must continue to provide compassionate care that nurtures their patients' mind and body, collaborate effectively with multidisciplinary medical teams, and navigate emotional, cultural, and ethical challenges with resiliency. To achieve this goal, the admissions process must better assess applicants’ understanding of core pre-professional competencies.

To further enhance our holistic review process during the 2023 application cycle, we are requiring applicants to complete the Association of American Medical Colleges Professional Readiness Exam (AAMC PREviewTM), to assess the pre-professional competencies that our admissions committee believes are essential for success at our medical school and will be increasingly important in meeting the needs of patients and improving the health of all people.

The AAMC PREview exam is an opportunity for applicants to showcase personal and professional characteristics—beyond classroom learning—that will make them a great fit at UC Davis School of Medicine. We will consider scores as one part of our admissions evaluation to better understand and evaluate the whole applicant.

Registration for AAMC PREview starts April 5 and the exam will be available June – October 2022. For the 2023 application cycle, the AAMC PREview exam will be administered online using remote proctoring. There will be a $100 fee for examinees to take the AAMC PREview exam and release their AAMC PREview scores to all schools they apply to. Students who qualify for the Fee Assistance Program will receive a full fee waiver (no cost). Free preparation materials, including a full-length practice exam, are available through the AAMC. Please visit the AAMC PREviewTM Eligibility and Registration page for more information.

We encourage you to review all our application requirements here.

Information about the AAMC PREview exam, including preparation materials, test registration, requests for accommodations, and important dates and deadlines is available here.

For more information related to the AAMC PREview exam, please visit our FAQ's (PDF).