So I just completed the 1 year post-bac pre-med certificate program at VCU/MCV. I figured I would take advantage of my undergrad pre-med committee, even though I don't think it's required if you're a grad student. I went to UMW in Fredericksburg so it's only an hour away from Richmond. Anyway, the interview was the day after my last final exam, and anyone who's been in one of these cert programs can tell you you really don't have much free time. So basically I was underprepared for the interview and recovering from sleep deprivation, which made for a somewhat below-average interview. So now I'm thinking of just not using the pre-med committee, and when the med schools ask why, what do I say... that they were holding interviews during my finals week and since it's optional for a graduate student (isn't it?) I did not feel it was necessary, and I wanted to focus on the cert program? Or that I feel the interview doesn't fairly represent me? Is it better to apply with a bad pre-med committee interview or to just circumvent it and do the individual LORs through interfolio? I figured the latter, but wanted to be sure.