Can anyone tell me what my limitations would be if I did an ACGME residency and did not do an AOA internship. I would like to do one, but there is not an AOA internship opportunity in my home state, but a few ACGME family practice programs in which I am interested. Some have said that the only thing that I would not be able to do is serve as a Dean of an AOA school, be a DME of an osteopathic program, or serve on the AOA Board of Directors. YET, I heard that I can still be a member of the AOA and can get certified by the American Board of Family Practice. I also know the 5 states that will not give a license to practice w/out the AOA internship, but I have absolutely no plans on practicing there. Is there anything I have missed? I would also appreciate any advice on the situation.