^^I agree. Pre med advising can be pretty hit or miss. Advisors might be familiar with a couple dozen or so of schools where graduates of that school typically apply, but usually aren't familiar with med schools in a different area of the country.
I agree...and it can depend on WHO you speak to within an advising team. If the advisor is new to advising, they may not know all the details.
Schools are in an odd spot. During frosh year, schools can have HUNDREDS of students claiming to be pre-med. So, schools often stick their newest pre-med advisors into the roles of advising those kids because 75% will never apply to med school. Schools often save their best advisors for upper-division students.