Hi guys - first post on here. I am a Canadian in my 2nd year of 4 at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. I expect to graduate June 2020, so will apply to CaRMS in Fall 2019. I am originally from BC so goal would be rural family med back in BC somewhere (although as an IMG am open to anywhere of course). My match year will be the first where we will not write the MCCEE and instead sit the MCCQE1. I do not know a whole lot about this exam, but I understand from some of my resident/final med friends that to write this in the spring of my third year (which is what would be required in order to have the scores back in time for the Fall 2019 CaRMS application) would be extremely difficult as you have not yet had sufficient clinical training (I would only be 3-4 months into my clinical year). I can't image taking a year off between medical school and applying to residency looks great - although I know many people do this - and to be honest I would rather avoid that if I can. CaRMS or any of the medical schools haven't released info on how they will assess the scores (i.e. will they compare to applicants of that year only, or compare to the scores of people who have written it previously). Obviously that will dictate what the stronger scores are. Just wondering your thoughts and if you have any other info/advice. Greatly appreciated! Feeling very very lost trying to navigate this world. Seems like the Canadian Medical Council and Medical Schools just keep adding roadblocks to make it increasingly difficult for Canadian IMGs to make it back home.