1. What does "the curve" mean when referring to academics and competition? 2. Here in Newfoundland, we have a shortage of rural doctors, which is one of the main objectives of the medical school to work on. On the application for admission, it asks "Are you interested in practicing rural medicine?" Y or N. Should I say yes even if I may not want to, I mean if someone says no, that will be against you right? Then again if one says yes, they may question your interest at the interview. What do you guys think? Thanks alot.