i've seen quite a few MD/MPH residents throughout the hospital, all in different specialties. a program director told me that although "sexy," some programs tend to scrutinize MD/MBA students (even it's from Harvard or Stanford) more to assess their interest in clinical medicine over business. this can even be, at times, a disadvantage, for highly competitive specialties such as dermatology and plastics. on the other hand, the MPH is viewed, most of the time, as a very academic addition to a medical career. any thoughts? i know this depends on one's interest, but i'm curious to hear thoughts on the *perception* of these candidates for residency?