Hi, I've done alot of research about osteopathic medicine but in the midst of my quest for complete understanding and prospect of osteopathic medicine, I came across a very discouraging fact that seems to be prevalent over lots of articles and publication. That is, DOs having harder time compared to MDs for residency programs (including specialty and other primary care). Even in Kaplans's guide 2001 editions clearly states that those who prefer persuing research or specialty are strongly discouraged to applying to osteopathic schools because it would be too competitive to find the residency programs. The diverse pool from many MDs, DOs and even foreign MDs, makes it exceedingly difficult to find any residency program. Is it true, for those who actually went through this process recently?