Hi all, I am a 3rd year DO student and I am interested in doing a pathology residency, preferably at a top tier program. I got a 259 on my USMLE step 1, thus far I have only undergraduate research in histology. I am aware that, for the most part, pathology residencies are not known for their competitiveness. However, I also see that ALL, as in every freaking one, of the residents at top tier programs such as Mass General and Hopkins are MDs. This is somewhat distressing since I can bet that my score is likely higher than many of the current residents but it gives the impression that the program will disregard my application as a result of my status as a DO. Also, Hopkins path specifically says "we take MD graduates". Any advice or information is appreciated. Thank you very much!