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  1. I'm not arguing that it's neither punitive nor restrictive; I was just trying to clarify that there are a number of conditions that have to be cleared before the 300K penalty is triggered and that it doesn't outright force students to practice in Quebec. It definitely adds more pressure and puts students in an unfavourable position, but it doesn't require them to work at an assigned job from the get-go.
  2. I think article 3 in the CEQ stipulates that the ROS applies if you decide to practice in Quebec, so if you settle down elsewhere then you don't have to worry. Also, it seems like the ROS only applies if you both do your residency in Quebec and wish to practice in Quebec. If that's the case, I don't think it's such a big deal, but if you do end up training and practising here but don't want to work at at their assigned location it's a hefty fine.
  3. I think that with the 10 year exclusion rule, Calgary is a viable option. If you're also willing to take a few years to do undergrad, I believe Western takes your best 2 full time years, and they more or less have a 3.7 cutoff for interview invitations; however, you will probably need to crush the MCAT. If you have 3 good full-time years, Ottawa also becomes an option. Your position reduces the number of viable options IMO, because GPA is often assessed on a competitive basis, but I think if depending on the time you're willing to put in, you can do medicine. Just a question - I noticed that you mentioned that nursing was one of your preferred programs. If you're willing to put in the time to pursue medicine, but also think that nursing could be a good fit for you, why not apply for that in tandem at the very least? I think that it could be achieved more quickly and with less time and effort invested - an MD is likely a longer-term project. Not trying to dissuade you, but I think it something to consider if you don't have a strong preference between either
  4. Time stamp: Can't remember OOP Results: Waitlisted cGPA: 3.92 prereq GPA: 4.0 MCAT: 519 (reported) ECs: Research-heavy (few co-author pubs/abstracts), volunteering (friendly visiting, schools in community etc.), club activities. B Sc 2017
  5. Results: Rejected OOP GPA: 3.9x CARS: 130 B Sc complete 2017 Top 10: Lighter on service aspects (some community volunteering, friendly visiting etc.), heavier on research (few co-author pubs, multiple presentations/abstracts) Interview: MMI went fine, but I think I had a hard time with the panel/group style activities.
  6. Apparently it moved to 18 last year, though it's possibly an outlier since it seems higher than the historical data suggests. I don't count on seeing much movement until the rest of the non-Quebec schools start sending out offers.
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