Hello everyone, the title of the thread probably caught quite a few of you off guard, so I will hurry to the point. I have been researching the pathway to a successful career in medicine STRONGLY for over a year now, but it wasn't until now that this question hit me and I feel as if it is important for me to understand why and how it works. To the question...In Oklahoma (I am using only this school because I haven't looked at other state's schools yet.) the OSU-COM accepts roughly 25% of the amount of students that U of Oklahoma M.D. does. Very low number of applicants accepted as you can see since OU accepts about 127 students per year I believe. With that statistic in mind, the D.O. accept lower cGPA's, sGPA's, and MCAT scores than most M.D. Colleges would recommend accepting. I know this question has been a bit sketchy but what I am trying to get at is...What are the reasons behind the lower score acceptance rates and the smaller student body? I especially want to know this because I notice a lot of people who are chasing their dream of M.D. status are often referred to a D.O. school if their GPA, MCAT score, or even EC's are lower than average. Any thoughts?