I am a 3rd year DO student planning on going into pathology. After reading all of the previous posts about DO's and pathology I am optimistic about my chances to match. I have a competitive step 1 COMLEX score and my USMLE step 1 score is around the average. I plan on taking USMLE step 2 early as well. Do you guys think that away rotations for DO students are a must? I am disappointed because I will not be able to do any during my 4th year because I do not want to leave my wife and son for a month. Also, there are no programs here in Vegas. I am resorting to setting up rotations with some local pathologists in the community. Do you think this will seriously hurt my chances? Can a DO get an interview without doing the audition rotation?