Why do medical students/physicians in general get MBAs? I'm interested in working on healthcare policy issues and want to improve the quality of care in underprivileged areas. I know I want to be a physician first (working with patients) but I'm also interested in doing the above. Would it be more diffifult for me graduating from an MD/MBA program to get good residencies because it may appear that with a business education, I may go into admin positions and not practice (or what's the general opinion of res directors in this regard?). Would a masters degree in public health/policy better suit my interests or will an MBA be more apporpriate? Any insight would be helpful. Thanks!