I have scanned the board and read some other posts, but I feel the hardest thing for me will be finding people to write letters of recommendation. I'm non-traditional in the fact that I am graduated and probably a little older than some others (26). The earliest I will apply is for 2010 matriculation. My dilemma is that I never got to know any of my professors while in college. The fact was I never needed much help in my course work and the idea of trying to be buddy-buddy with someone, that most of the time, I didn't like kind of made me feel sick. I definitely missed some opportunities to get to know some of the professors that I actually found interesting and I regret that. Now that I am done with school, I have no one. So despite my 3.94 GPA, I leave behind no lasting memory of myself with any professor. This of course makes it very difficult to find a writer of recommendation. I plan on doing some research with a professor for the next year or two, so that is a potential 1 letter. I figure I need 3-5 (and my school doesn't have a pre-med committee). Does anyone have any ideas of what to do at this point? Specifically I'd be interested to hear what people did who were removed from college for an extended period of time before they applied to med schools. Bonus points to replies that don't involve butt kissing and me having to go to ego-maniac former-professors that I don't know and say "Oh wow... I find your research sooooo interesting and your class was totally the best ever!" Thanks a bunch in advance.