Has anyone in this forum started or finished this kind of program. If so, how did you get in? I imagine it requires perfect GPA and MCAT score, but is there other factors like what your major is or research done as an undergrad?
So a graduate from those programs can work in clinical and research positions?
Yes, it is common for physicians in academic centers to hold this degree combination. They see patients like any other physician.
However, it is not necessary to hold the PhD to be a clinical scientist. Many clinical physicians with MD alone are quite accomplished researchers and prolific publishers.