Hey all, So I know that this may get me in some trouble (I imagine along the lines of, if you're even thinking about it, you're not dedicated enough), but I figured I'd ask anyways. I've been heavily considering withdrawing my applications to MSTP and just go straight MD for the first two years and transferring if I still really want a dual degree. My questions are: 1) Would this hurt my application for regular medical schools? By regular, I mean just the MD programs. 2) Would this hurt possibility of reentry? The main reason why I'm considering withdrawing my application from MSTP programs is because I don't feel I'm confident enough in my drive to do research for the rest of my life (or at least for a significant part of it). I really like research, but patient contact has always been the main draw for me to pursue a career in medicine. I was thinking that I might be able to put of the decision until MS2 after I've had more experience. Plus, my stats are somewhat mediocre to apply to MSTP programs (by no means do I fit the duke interview MCAT of 35+), and I actually think my chances may be better applying straight MD. Thanks!