I know this has probably been discussed at some point, but I searched and didn't find anything. Here's the deal - I'm a DO student and I want to specialize; derm, optho, or cards. Let's assume I have the credentials needed to get into these programs. I want to practice in Fla, and preferrably train in Fla as well. This means I am required to do a DO internship. Here's the question - would I be at a major disadvantage career-wise if I did DO residencies rather than MD residencies? Trying to do MD residencies would be a major headache involving dual accredited internships, or repeated internships, or the struggle to get into an MD program after a DO internship etc. There are DO derm residencies in Fla. I could go right into after a transitional year. What does everyone think? Thanks guys, everyone's really helpful here.