I understand that you are considered a doctor regardless of whether you attended an osteopathic or allopathic school. However, it appears to me that many MDs, particularly in California look down upon their collegues who have a DO degree rather than an MD. I have yet to see a DO in the ER at UCSF. During the summer, I volunteered at a hospital in southern California and the doctors I met were condescending towards some of their fellow physicians who have a DO rather than a MD degree. The ER doctors I met stated that students from California usually attend osteopathic schools if they are rejected from allopathic schools. In addition, one ER physician (who is a DO), told me he chose osteopathic over allopathic medicine because his MCAT scores weren't high enough to get into an allopathic school. I know in other parts of the US, DOs are more prevalent than MDs. However, in California, it is reveresed. Are Californians less accepting of DOs because of ignorance or is this problem non-existent? I think the skill of a physician all depends on the extent of his training and not the type of school he or she attended.I was just curious what some of you think.