<p>I know that the physician-scientist program stresses research and graduates m.d.'s with "distinctions in research." However, do these graduates merely opt to become physicians or do they actually become clinical investigators as the program's name suggests? And if they do, in fact, choose the latter, how do they fare in the world of clinical science, wherein many investigators have an PhD in addition to an MD? In other words, is RPI/AMC really the path to take if I want to become a physician-scientist (clinical scientist) as opposed to the traditional MSTP (MD/PhD) graduate programs?</p>