I've googled and read the "pathways to plastic surgery" and understand that, in the allopathic world, an orthopedic surgery resident can, upon graduation, apply for and complete a plastics residency of 2 additional years. I am uncertain, however, if an equivalent process is available to DO ortho residents at an osteopathic ortho residency (such as myself) looking to ultimately do plastics. Also, is a DO from an osteopathic ortho program limited only to those plastics positions offered by the AOA (the DO governing board), or can I/we also apply to the numerous other 2 year plastics residency positions offered to the allopathic residents? Finally, do any of you know of another resident/physician who may have gone this route instead of Gsurg or integrated route? Thanks in advance for your input.