I actually have a couple of questions. I've done a decent amount of research as an undergrad, but I didn't have enough to consider doing an MD/PhD. Now that I've been doing some more research, I have been contemplating attempting to gain admission into my school's MD/PhD program post-matriculation (which, according to their website, is a possibility). Alternately, the school offers something called a "distinction in research award" to M.D. students who present a thesis (see this page). So, my two questions are: 1. What are the professional advantages of having an MD/PhD? In other words, what does having that degree allow you to do that a MD cannot (other than the obvious research knowledge)? 2. Should I perhaps instead work toward this M.D. with distinction in research path, or am I just wasting my time? Thanks.