I received feedback a few weeks ago regarding a residency interview. If you're interested in which program, you can e mail me by checking my profile. Anyway, this was for a PGY-2 spot in preventive medicine, which has an academic and a practicum year, leading to the MPH degree and board certification through the American Board of Preventive Medicine. My interviews went extremely well, but the program director informed me that only one faculty member has some reservations about accepting me for the following reason: I flunked and had to repeat an undergraduate Biochemistry course. Thus, this faculty member felt I might not be up to the academic challenge of an MPH program. I found this rather interesting, in light of the fact that I managed to finish medical school and pass parts 1-3 of the boards, not to mention medical school biochemistry, which I felt, was much harder. Anyway, I was eventually offered a position, so the story has a happy ending. I guess the moral is: anything can come back to haunt you. Maybe a hidden agenda? Okay, now I'm just being paranoid.