Hello, I am applying mostly to Osteo schools due to low GPA from poor performance from a while back, but I am thinking about applying to my state schools (4 SUNY schools) just for the sake of giving it a shot. I am taking the MCAT in August and I am doing very well on the AAMC practice tests (above average for a matriculant at a SUNY school). I was looking at SUNY Downstate's website and saw that they had an MD/MPH option. I would like to know is this option usually more competitive to get than a regular MD admission, about the same, or less competitive admission? I am interested in this program but I certainly wouldn't want to jeopordize my already slim chances of getting in by applying for the MD/MPH program if it has more competitive admission standards. Thanks for reading my post. Apparently I am too cheap, too poor, or a combination of both to buy the MSAR (since I am only applying to 4 allo schools anyway).