Not that I have a snowball's chance in hell of winning one of these, but I will definitely be applying. Aside from it being the chance of a lifetime, I am curious how it would work with regards to MSTP training. Anybody won one/thought about one/applied for one/know an MD/PhD who did one? My preliminary thoughts... -Doctorates in Britain are only 3 years to my understanding, and all years are funded under the Rhodes and Marshall. If I did a doctorate there, could I come back and do both the MD and PhD with an MSTP? Should I do both the MD and PhD upon receiving a British doctorate? Would I get funded under MSTP grants if I were already a Phil.D? Should I just do a Masters in Britain? -Would the time spent doing a Masters/Doctorate in Britain save me a lot of time in my education back in the states? I would imagine that with a few years of full-time graduate research experience under my belt, the PhD phase would go faster, and postdocs would be less necessary or quicker? With two doctorates and an M.D., could I jump straight to an academic position after graduating? -Would the training be equivalent? I know that there are some awesome labs at Oxford and Cambridge, but would they be as good as those at Harvard, Hopkins, et al.? Would they be as well-respected when applying for postdocs/residencies in the U.S.? Anyways, this is a hypothetical situation, obviously, but I'm curious to see what people think, and to hear about others' experiences. In the end, if I were lucky enough to have the opportunity, I think would do it for sure, but it's wise to contemplate the ramifications before applying.