So I've met my school's pre-med advisor once in a group setting and she was really off-putting (told everyone they had to have 3.7+ GPAs and science majors to even apply, generally said that nursing and DO schools were for failures, and just seemed like a total elitist). I find her really off-putting for the reasons I just stated. However, she's in charge of writing committee letters so I assume if I want one I should probably meet with her at least a couple times. Do I need a committee letter if my school has one or can I just get independent recommendations from professors? I'm planning to take at least two gap years because I want to do public service work before medical school if that makes any difference.