I've been thinking about trying to go for a dual degree program for a couple of months now. I plan on applying next year so I've been spending more time trying to decide if the Md/PHD route is a good choice for me. Let me give some background information about myself. Any opinion would be great, telling me to keep my *** out of the dual degree program would also be appreciated, if that is how you feel. I'm very interested in what everyone's idea for occupation is after graduation with both degrees and if that changed from what you thought you'd do before entering the program(if you had any idea at all?) -I have a 3.87, taking MCAT in september (I'm on quarters.) Microbiology major. -I started doing research at the beginning of this quarter and I've enjoyed it but I probably don't have enough exposure, yet. I'm going to be doing research this summer, all of my junior year, and all summer between my junior/senior year. If it helps, doing research has been my favorite thing about college so far and I regret not starting earlier. -My girlfriend is pre-vet and is applying this summer to schools, so I sort of want to go to a school that has a vet and med school. -Basically, I think I would do well in an MD/PhD program because I don't ever want to do private practice in any specialty. I feel like I want to stay in academia post residency, if I have a choice. I like the idea of being a neurologist or neurosurgeon with clinical or basic research responsibilities. If I did do the PhD/MD program I'd do my PhD in neuroscience. Also, I don't think i'd consider the three years a "waste" but a time of intense learning and maybe even fun? Any feedback would be great, stories of how your life has played out in your program would also be awesome. Thanks.