MedPage Today published an article over the weekend about five early lessons from the 2015 redesigned MCAT. In the article, linked above, the writer mentions how the median score has already risen from 499.9 to 501.7. We believe this is due to more test prep awareness of the new design and want you to know that your percentile will be more important than your score. (Though we imagine most of you will apply shortly after taking the MCAT.)
The article also mentioned that 62 medical schools will only be accepting results of the new MCAT for 2018 matriculation. So that full three years your score is considered valid won’t be entirely true if you rushed to take the MCAT before the new version rolled out.