Many of you guys seem to be bright people, and I would appreciate your advice on this: I'm a Senior (bio major) planning to take a year off before applying to either allopathic or public health schools, since both programs interest me. My GPA and MCAT score are 3.7 (3.6 science) and 9v 12p 10b respectively. I know that some schools offer combined MD/MPH programs, but with my current stats, I know that I would have a hard time getting into a very top MD/MPH program in the US. Therefore, would you recommend that I apply straight to schools with combined MD/MPH programs, or apply first to a good MPH program (after taking the GRE), and then apply to a MD program? What are the pros and cons of the two routes? Do medical schools actually look more favorably upon students with masters degrees over those with undergrad degrees? Any other suggestions would be appreciated! Thanks.