I am thinking about applying to some of the dual degree programs for MD/MPH vs regular MD. Specifically I am looking at UConn, Loyola, Saint Louis Univ, Case Western, and OHSU. I also think the PRIME-LA program at UCLA Geffen is pretty cool. Since these programs only allow a few students in, do they usually consider applicants for the regular md if they dont get into a dual degree program? I am worried that if this decreases my chances of being accepted at all I shouldn't apply for them. Thoughts/experiences with this?