Hello everyone, I'm currently in my grade 11 year of high school in a Canadian public school as an exchange student. I now have the opportunity to extend my stay here and get both my OSSD (Ontario Secondary School Diploma) and my IB Diploma, and I have to decide whether it would be better to stay here and keep going with my studies or go back to my country of origin, where I would have more access to the medical field (due to networking) and cheaper education. I know you can't help me with that one - it's too personal. However, I'd like to know your opinions concerning being a doctor in the US or in Canada, pros and cons, where is undergrad/med school better... Since I have neither Canadian nor American citizenship, tuition fees would be expensive in both countries, but Canada really has fees that are considerably lower. Is it worth it to be a Canadian doctor? I really like the country, but I've heard stories that the government doesn't give physicians here as much as they should (even with the shortage), and I don't want to work really hard all the way from undergrad to fellowship and not live comfortably enough (have my own house by my late 30s, be able to pay off my kids' education, maybe go somewhere on vacation every year). I know I'd have to become a citizen or PR at some point, but what I want to know is: considering level of education and satisfaction with the profession, which country would you consider better to live in? Personal experiences would help a lot.