I am new to SDN and I am already tired of how much attention is given to the DO vs MD debate. I will be attending OSU-COM in the fall and I am proud that I am going to an Osteopathic school. If you go to the allopathic site they do not give as much attention to which is better or are we equal. Research, Research, Research and you will learn that both are equal, but there are different philosophies. By spending so much time debating if we are equal to MD's and MD students we suggest that there needs to be this type of debate. Is the quality of a physician really dependant on the letters behind their name. I would argue that there are great and terrible physicains either way and that the letters behind there name only detail there style and philosophy of instruction. Working in a inner-city ER for a few years, I have seen DO's and MD's sit side by side working together for the best care of the patient. Does anyone really think we need to continue to justify DO's as complete physicians?