Hey everyone, I have a question regarding parents about the whole osteopathic route. My parents are pretty liberal, and have never forced me into a particular path and have supported me in my decision (although not emphatically at times) to become a doctor. However, my dad is a big skeptic and questions a lot of choices that I make for some reason. Approximately five months ago or so, I told him of the possibility of me attending an osteopathic school because of my love for its origins and its philosophy, however no matter how much I tell him of the details he can never seem to believe me that there is another type of doctor out there besides an "md". After trying to explain manipulative therapy to him, he got the idea that osteopath's are "like chiropracters". After further explanation he still does not believe me. He makes fun of the degree as well, always saying "so you want to become a "due" or a "doh", huh?". :/ It seems he bases everything on his own personal experience as well, so it seems no matter how much information I give him it does no good, although I still want him to read Osteopathic Medicine- A Reformation in Progress. Anyone have any suggestions to "enlighten" a hard headed dad (either by explanation or physical means )?