I had an unexpectedly long conversation today with my old md/mph adviser. He is a man who has done amazing things in this world and who's opinion I greatly respect. He planted a seed: I should be going for a phd in health policy. He also told me that I don't need to do it now, but with the track I'm on, I should keep it in mind for the future. He basically gave me a huge complement, a very flattering charge.
Hmmm. The idea does sound appealing. Maybe one day I'll be a doctor, doctor? A MD, PhD, MPH? For now though, I really want to get out of the world and start practicing medicine. It is very much something I can think about when I have more experience under my belt.