I have a question I'm hoping someone here can answer. I am a non-traditional med school applicant. I graduated in December of 2002 and have been working ever since in a fulltime, real world job . I am applying to med school this fall and am looking around for recommendations. I remember back in college that our school's premed committee helped us prepare for med school which may include writing a recommendation for the med school application. I don't know if that is common in other schools---or if that is required. Is it true I should get into contact with my school's premed committee and ask for a recommendation and/or advice? Is their recommendation required? My plan is to ask my mentor at work write me a recommendation---is that a good thing? she's designated my official mentor at work, but it carries no hierarchal status. I also want to ask my old academic advisor from college (if he still remembers me! ) to write my recommendation. And now, I seem to be hearing that your undergrad premed committee might have to be the third recommendation if you "just" graduated...... Anyway, I regret not paying closer attention to my friends while they were applying to med school.....so now, I come to you, SDNnes, to seek out your advice regarding this situation. Also, any advice on who to get recommendation from would be great, as well as in what combination (i.e two academic and one real world vs one real/one academic/one volunteer ect...). Thanks!