Hi, I'm about to enter school this fall & when I tell friends I'm going to a D.O. school, I often have to explain what osteopathy is. Most of them think it is similar to a chirpractor/homeopathic doctor. I explain that it is similar to the MD degree, except you also learn manipulation. But usually all i get is a funny look b/c they don't seem too conviced. Can anyone give me a short explaination of what the D.O degree means to them? Thanx!!!