Hi all, I am currently completing a post-bac and have been prepping for my MCATs for a little while now in preparation for a fall 2010 md/phd application. Recently, a friend of mine recommended I check out Physical Therapy schools with strong neuromuscular curriculums that also offer a PhD tract, knowing my interest in research geared towards neuro rehabilitation. Is anyone here familiar with pt/phd programs? I have done some research, and there seems to be a few with some interesting PhDs ranging from Engineering or Biomechanics to just Physiology. These programs range from 5 - 6 years, and they seem like a shorter and rather more efficient route to getting both the clinical and scientific education to do the type of research I am interested in. I guess my main question is: does a MD/PhD have an advantage over a PT/PhD in the rehabilitation academia/industry? If so, does that advantage really outweigh the extra schooling years spent being trained in things that will not really lend much advantage to producing excellent science relevant to rehab - specifically stroke if it makes a difference?