Does getting a medical degree (Stanford/Harvard - San Francisco/Boston)provide any value in terms of identifying business opportunities for possible life science start-ups, or academic credos to hang around in labs and identify promising technologies, as opposed to going the pure MBA route and hanging out in labs/networking? I don't want to do a residency. I want to do start-ups or get involved in venture capital in the area of life sciences. Those are only two purposes I see: 1) Possibly assisting in identifying business opportunities via clinical exposure, 2) Gaining credibility in academic circles making networking easier, and thereby identifying technological opportunities. I find rotations to be a waste of time, classwork can be crammed in the last 4-5 days before test so the first two years of medical school aren't the issue. Debt is also another issue.