why do you guys want to be md/phd? for better pay? if you want to be a scientist, then why waste 4 extra years in school? same for docs to be. or do you guys want the md/phd because of the financial assistance? yeah i can see that free tuition and a stipened of about $17K annually is quite tempting. or you can work as BOTH a doc and a scientist? you know....like working in the er one day and in the lab the next. if this is true, then that's such a nice degree to have. thanks for reading.