I'm going to be applying for 2008 admission and my top choice is OHSU. My stats aren't great, but they're not horrible either (right at average for that school). On their website, they say they give preference to people applying for combination programs like the MD/MPH program. Any idea if it makes a big difference to apply for the combination program? It's only a year longer and I've been ambivalent about getting an MPH (have taken one term of courses for it) - I've kind of thought the MPH would be necessary without the MD, but wouldn't make much difference in my life if I had an MD (I want to be working in urban community health). If I could get in either way, I'd go without the MPH, but if it means getting in or not, I'd take the combo program. Are the numbers that different? Do other schools do this? Thanks!