SDN Members don't see this ad. About the ads. Can you guys help my cousin with his issue? Thanks! His question: I've taken an interest in research and I may want to go the MD/PhD-Virology route. The problem is my science grades aren't that good. I know that I could've gotten better grades but I was unmotivated and not sure about what I wanted to do in life. Would a Physiology SMP help open the MD/PhD doors? Or are those programs only for students who are solely after an MD? Thanks guy!