Ya, I guess I could go to USC or UCLA and then apply to transfer to a bunch of places. Who knows.I don't suppose the US has similar immigration policies to Canada where foreigners can essentially buy their way in does it? In Canada, all you have to do is invest 50k or 100k and you're in. Her parents are loaded and could move some assets around to help if it mattered.
Speaking of which, can lawyers from other countries easily get work visas/green cards? I've never heard anything about this.
I still think i would try to work out this uncle option, unless you're ready to elope (like hubby and I did) and attach her to your student visa. If the plan is that she wants to work until she goes to med school and uncle can give her some secretary job or something to occupy her while she's studying for MCAT and filling out applications, that seems like the best way. Unless she thinks she's going to hate working with him and will want to stop working there before she starts med school, then I don't think she'd have a problem waiting for that student visa. That would also let her earn some money, but like Dilettante said, if money's not an issue, taking some easy CC credits might be the easiest way to get the visa.
Being apart for a year is increasingly looking like the most likely outcome. It's not a huge deal since both countries have numerous schools right near the border. In fact, these are the schools that most appeal to me just for cultural reasons (it would be really hard to move from Canada to Virginia or Texas for example). Likewise, there are a lot of Canadian schools near the border. She can take a one year masters program, or work or whatever while she prepares for the MCATs and her applications while I do law school. It's not rocket science by any means.I was hoping for something better, but if this is the best we can do that we just have to make it work. It's as simple as that...
I think the OP's "cultural" reasons probably stem from him maybe not being "white"? Then that would be perfectly understandable.
Personally, I don't think it matters if you're white or not. (I'm hispanic, by the way...) The way I see it, you go where the opportunities are. Period