I'm a recent convert, now a DO-wanna-be. My decision is based on research of programs and philosophies and information sent to me by some of you guys. I'm now sorting through application requirements planning to apply next year. Almost all of the schools require either shadowing of a DO and many even require a recommendation from a DO. I'm not sure how to go about this. It was my understanding that Adcoms wanted recommendations from people who knew you and your ability. I don't know any DOs personally, and I'm not sure how to make one fall in love with me this quickly. I am working full time and going to school to finish my pre reqs., plus studying for the MCAT, so my time is strained already. Can anyone give me suggestions on how to go about this? Do I just open the phone book? I am very interested in pursuing DO schools and trying to be resourceful as I can. Any advice?