Alright, since I mention these on another thread, I might as well do some free advertisement for the school. Apparently the discussion in the other Canadian thread does not incite too much interest. Please see the following links.... <a href="http://www.medicine.mcgill.ca/history/" target="_blank">http://www.medicine.mcgill.ca/history/</a> <a href="http://www.finance.mcgill.ca/acct/sa/feehea99.htm#Faculty" target="_blank">http://www.finance.mcgill.ca/acct/sa/feehea99.htm#Faculty</a> of Medicine <a href="http://www.medicine.mcgill.ca/admissions/english/external.htm" target="_blank">http://www.medicine.mcgill.ca/admissions/english/external.htm</a> <a href="http://www.medicine.mcgill.ca/ugme/studentservice2.htm" target="_blank">http://www.medicine.mcgill.ca/ugme/studentservice2.htm</a> I applied a couple years ago as an out-of-province Canadian and almost went there. When I interviewed there, several American students actually planned out a weekend full of activities (from thurs get-together to Friday post-interview dinner to bar hopping to Sunday brunch. But unfortunately our trapeze experience was cancelled. not because the med students were not up to it but because the applicants had to fly out of town by then) for the out-of-province applicants since, hey, we were all new to Montreal! These American students were very happy at McGill. The city of Montreal is vibrant with culture and energy (I personally visit there many times). Then when I got in, I actually exchanged e-mails with a few American students who did turn down Columbia and Yale to go to McGill. And they did not regret it at all! The tuition + international reputation of the school + the city of Montreal were unparalleled by ANY other med schools (hey, this is an advertisement after all, but you get the point). However, of course, not every American at McGill has stats high enough to get into top 10 schools in the US (hence it is a good school for many Americans to consider about applying! top 10 caliber school forgotten by the Americans). And if I were to choose between McGill and NYU/CaseWestern/MountSinai/etc., I would personally go to McGill even at its international tuition of around $12k US per year (living expense is dirt cheap at Montreal compared to Boston, which is another popular college city people often compare Montreal to. but according to my friend at Boston for law school who was at Mcgill for undergrad, Boston is nothing compared to Montreal).