I don't really understand why everybody is ganging up on the OP. Maybe I'm naive, but it seems s/he is just trying to provide information for another opportunity or way for us to practice medicine (which is what I am assuming most of us are here for). The point here isn't to argue whether X is better than Y or whatever...every option has its pros and cons and as we see above everyone obviously has their own opinions.
For me personally, it is a no brainer to be able to get into an MD program here in BC (or in Canada or the US). Sure with persistence many of us can get in...but nothing is guaranteed. There is an element of luck involved in this process and for those without the perfect trifecta (GPA, MCAT, ECs), the chances of getting in are greatly reduced. There is also the issue of time (some lose hope after a few years...some get in after 7+ years).
I am considering other options right now myself...Caribbean, Ireland, Australia, and DO. What is the harm in educating yourself? Most of us that take this seriously know that there are some great risks and some serious drawbacks to the traditional routes...but where there is no other option and your ultimate goal is medicine, what else can you do?
Anyways...just some food for thought.