Hi there.. I was wondering what the general perception is from resident selection committees regarding MBAs. I am currently a med student and before this, I got an MBA (mostly to learn more about organizational leadership) but I'm not at all interested in working with pharms or HMOs. Unfortunately, I have encountered many people in medicine who seem to think that MD/MBAs are looking to work with big companies that squeeze physicians. I became conditioned not to mention the MBA because of this constant assumption and everything was fine. Recently I wrapped up a research project that lead to a publication. The guy I do research w. knows that I have an MBA and included the letters in the draft after my name. I quickly had the urge to e-mail him back and tell him just to use my name. Then I thought I would get some of your ideas. What do you think the average physician/resident thinks about people w. MBAs without knowing them? What do you think resident selection committees think about people w. MBAs? i realize this is a stupid question. i just wanted to get some peoples ideas.