Hey everyone, so I'm using this account for a little anonymity but I was wondering if anyone had some advice for me. I've become very interested in going into ENT and will be participating in the 2020 match. My stats are pretty competitive, Step 1 > 260, Comlex ~ 800, class rank < 5, Honors surgery, OBgyn, medicine. Some undergrad research, so far in Med school 1 poster of non-ENT but highly involved project, 2 first author pub non-ENT (one was an op-ed one was a review article), working on a third that will be ENT related, as well as a non-ENT case report, plus I have lots of leadership positions and extracurriculars. My worry is that in 2020 there will be VERY few remaining DO oto spots, with many of the programs shutting down due to the merger. That said, we will be able to apply to all residencies and enter one match. Has anyone heard of traditionally ACGME programs that might be DO friendly with an audition? I don't want to waste one on a program that will not consider me and there are so few spots given to DOs every year that it is hard to make meaningful conclusions based on the data (whether or not the applicants were family members of the PD, etc.) I'd also like to know more about matching into DO programs as well as I would not be opposed to that either (things like to which programs would be good for me to apply/rotate). I would appreciate anyone's help with some info, you can also feel free to PM me if you want to remain anonymous or whatever. Thanks.