I will be starting in the AZCOM DO program this year. I have previously worked at a medical school as a molecular biologist and enjoy the academic side of medicine. I do not know any DOs who have followed the academic track and actively do research as well as teach. I'm sure it can be done though. I'm wondering if there is a different process for a DO to pursue a research/medical career or if they can apply for a fellowship with the NIH as an MD would. I have not found a lot of information regarding this and am curious as to why. Thank you in advance for your response(s).