Why is it that everyone always talks about how it's such a big risk to go to a foreign school - even one with a good reputation (eg University of Queensland or Sackler) - that it's better just to go to a DO school? Some foreign schools are just as competitive, if not more competitive, to get into as some DO schools. I feel like if I were a residency PD, I would understand that. So why do people say that if you want to practice in the US, stay in the US. Does the US government pay money to residencies for taking US students or something? I know they do that for so-called URMs - my friend's dad is a PD and he said that the government pays money to programs that take on URMs. Does anyone here have any answers?