I know DOs have their own residencies that they can apply for, but how come whenever the topic of MD vs DO (or even IMG) comes up residency is always a key discussion point. Why is it so important how many DOs match into "competitive" MD residencies? I thought DOs have their own residencies that they can match to, don't they have the same competitive residencies that the MDs have? Basically I just want to know if DOs have the all the same residencies (that only they can apply for) as MDs. And if so, what is the *benefit* of a DO going to an MD residency (if any)?