Upcoming Events

    • 12/16/2021
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Zoom

    Designing and Administering an SJT for High-Stakes Medical School Admissions

    The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) develops and administers a situational judgment test (SJT) for use in medical school admissions to assess examinees’ knowledge of effective behavior across eight pre-professional competencies (e.g., Cultural Competence, Teamwork, Reliability/Dependability, Resilience/Adaptability) which have been shown to predict individuals’ success in medical school and as a physician. The SJT faces several challenges due to the high-stakes nature of the assessment, such as the coaching industry surrounding medical school admissions and test security under an online, remote-proctored administration. We are also challenged to develop a high volume of content and to develop a test content that measure Cultural Competence, which is continuously evolving and viewed differently across medical schools. This presentation will provide an overview of the AAMC SJT, including results of the recent administrations and our ongoing evaluation and research. It will also discuss the high-stakes environment in which the SJT is administered, challenges facing the SJT, and steps we’ve taken to overcome those challenges.

    Thursday, December 16th via Zoom

    5:00 - 6:00 PM EST Presentation and Q&A

    6:00 - 7:00 PM EST Optional Networking (via Zoom Breakouts)


    • The presentation will go from 5:00 - 6:00 PM EST, followed by a networking session.
    • This presentation will be a live webcast - where attendees can ask questions.
    • The recorded webcast will be available to PTCMW members in the webcast library.
    • Registration closes at 8AM EST the day of the event.

    Free for Students

    Students will need a registration code to sign up for free. Please email the Secretary (secretary.ptcmw@gmail.com) using your student email address to receive the code.


    We understand you may be financially affected by COVID-19, so we are offering the option to attend this event for free. Please email the Secretary (secretary.ptcmw@gmail.com) to receive a registration code.

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