I'd like to say that I want to practice medicine, and I am not asking this question to start a fight. I honeslty need advise. I feel whichever school i pick will make me an equally caring physician, but I want to know about residency and I'm worried about what my patients will say when I say that I'm a DO. I know that DO's are as smart/quick/sharp/etc, but I'm not sure if my patients will know that. If I go to a Caribbean school, they will never know where I went to school and I'll have a MD behind my name. But I like the fact of staying in the US, but i know I will finish if i go abroad because I am sure that I want to be a Doc. Cost is very expensive in both approaches. Please help. I have been accepted into three different programs: 1. Midwestern U--Chicago College of Osteopathic Med (An excellent program--I think) 2. Ross U (Caribbean--considered to be an excellent program) 3. St. Georges (Caribbean--consdiered to be an excellent program) My first desire is to practice medicine. I am not exactly positive about what field I will pursue, but I am interested in many different internal med subspecialities. I have always liked surgery, but I'm not sure if I want the lifestyle. In terms of residency which option is better? I don't want to be limited once I decide which field I want to pursue. I appreciate your opinions, thanking you in advance.