I applied for QUARMS last year, unfortunately I didn't get in at the end, but I know some people who did. I honestly don't understand why there's so much hate towards those kids since the students admitted to this program are absolutely exceptional students. Judging by the students that were accepted in my year, their averages for the most part were around the 99-100% range which indicates an incredible amount of hard work throughout high school (trust me I know, I was one of them) and from the kids that I knew, they were really impressive (i.e.athletes, a champion of some sort, lots of awards, research experience, or even lots of community work). As someone who got rejected in the end, and trust me it hurt a lot (I probably took the rejection like someone who had gone through their first breakup), I honestly admire the people who got in, they were granted an opportunity of a lifetime, and rightfully so, through lots of hardworking and commitment. I just think that everyone has a different path to medicine, some are different than others, but getting into quarms is definitely no easy task, so I don't understand why so many people are hating on them because they have an advantage. Yes, they don't have to take the MCATs or worry about getting a 3.9-4.0 gpa, but they still have to face their own trials during their time in undergrad. The reason medical schools have such hard to meet requirements is because they want to make sure their students are prepared of the rigours of medical school and weed out the people who just want to be doctors for the money from those who truly have the passion to be a physican (because let's be honest if you don't, then I genuinely don't understand why you're putting yourself through this process).
All in all, I just finished my first year at UofT and I honestly loved it. I ended with a pretty strong GPA and have been offered so many oppertunities to do research, volunteer, and I might even be going to an expedition to Egypt next summer with my anthropology professor! So, what I'm trying to say is, don't hate on them, each person just has a different path and sometimes that's what is meant for us, and it can be life's way of allowing us to experience new things, teach us lessons that we needed to learn, strengthen our character, or bring new people in our lives. At the end of the day, those 10 students who took up the spots from the other "deserving" undergrads, deserve it as well because if it wasn't going to be for this year then they would've (most likely) gotten in 3-4 years down the road. So, don't hate on other people's blessings and remember to count your own! If you are meant to be a doctor, and you truly are dedicated, then you will become one, just keep your head in the game!!
P.s. @helloworldqwerty Congrats on your acceptance btw!! Maybe we'll be classmates one day, if I apply and get in during third year, lol