Hi guys, I am interested in applying to DO schools.I am a second year in podiatry. The school stinks and the future of the profession does not look too rosy. Besides I want the freedom and the oppurtunity to become a complete physician. I have done quite a bit of research into allopathic and osteopathic medicine. My grades are more competitve for DO school(3.45GPA and a 27 MCAT) One question: Do HMOs view Mds and Dos as equals payment wise? I know everything else is almost parallel.