I am starting TCOM this Fall and I am very interested in surgery. I know that the focus of DO schools is primary care and there are few DO surgeons. What I am interested in knowing is why there are so few or is this beginnig to change. How are DO surgeons viewed by the DO community and MD community, and public? Are there enough good AOA surgical residencies or do most DOs opt for allopathic residencies and how are DOs viewed in an allopathic program. Are they competetive enough to get into an allopathic residency? Any comments are greatly appreciated, especially from others who are in surgery programs or are planning on going into surgery.