Hello! I have a question for those of you that have contemplated allopathic residencies. Maybe the answer has been posted already somewhere, but there are so many threads it's hard to go through all of them. Anyway, here it goes: Suppose I go to DO school and decide to do an allopathic residency in combined medicine & pediatrics. (1) Do I have to take the USMLE steps 1 & 2 to apply to the allopathic residency or is it optional? (2) Do I have to complete the osteopathic rotating internship before applying to the allopathic residency? (3) On a somewhat related note, if I decide to complete my residency on an osteopathic program instead of an allopathic, ACGME-approved program, is that a disadvantage when seeking employment in clinics or hospitals that are mainly allopathic? Thanks for your help in answering those questions.