I am currently a junior at my undergrad university and am looking to start my application over the summer for med school 2008. I talked to my advisor about getting letters of recommendation for the AAMC, and he suggested I start looking to do so now, before all the professors leave for the summer. I tried to set up my application with AMCAS, but it isn't available until May 7th or so. It's my understanding that the letter writers mail the letters directly to the AAMC, but how can they do so without the AAMC having any record of me because I haven't set up an app yet? Am I misinformed about something or should I just be waiting until later to get my letters?