With regards to institutional action, many people have been saying that if it wont show up on your transcript or your committee letter, then why not just STFU about it. My questions are, what are these committee letters? Are they required by every school? Help? Furthermore, there has been talk about "going through your schools pre-med committee". Is this simply talking about the handling of letters of recommendation? What does it mean to "not go through your school's pre-med committee"? Did I miss some big important meeting with my schools pre-med committee?