I have no idea why that thread was shut down: probably one of the more serious and important and topical subjects I've seen in the dental residency forum for a while. And I really don't think a lawyer will be able to give as good advice as a dentist who's already been through it. So, I was wondering, what are the consequences of leaving a GPR before your contract is up? Besides getting sued. Also, let's say I apply for GPR programs, and end up matching at one. Then, I decide that I don't want to do a GPR, and instead work for my cousin's practice (before the GPR even begins). Will that put me in the bad books with the match people? For instance, what if I apply to pedo, omfs, or ortho the following year. I thought I heard somebody say once that you can get 'barred' from the match process.