Hi, I have a few questions regarding Masters programs prior to applying to medical school. I recently was admitted to a program at Johns Hopkins that combines genetic and cellular biology with health and health policy. I also was admitted to a community health program at Stanford, which is offered by their school of medicine. A little about myself: I have a cGPA of 3.5, sGPA of 3.2, avg. MCAT (500) but I plan to retake it this summer and am hoping to score a 510- 515 or above. I also have 3 years of research experience at a top 5 school that resulted in 2 publications (1 being 2nd author). I have heard a lot about taking extra science courses to boost my GPA, but was thinking if either of these programs would be a good choice since they also offer higher level biology and chemistry courses and I would be able to get an actual degree in something I’m extremely interested in instead of just taking a few courses at the local college. I plan to incorporate clinical research into my future career as well, so that is why I also thought it may be helpful to gain some more scientific and research experience before applying to medical school. I would love the opinion of someone working in medical school admissions and from @Goro about what you think about the masters programs based on my stats and my future plans. Thank you so much!