I have been reading a lot of posts lately of people thinking that going to a DO school is only an "option" if you have a lower GPA. What you people need to understand is that DO's are not only just as well trained as an MD but often have more training. DO's have a better bed side manner, care about the well being of patients more than regular MD's do. If you want to pursue a research oriented field then I say go to an allopathic school, but if you want to go into any primary care field then DO is the way to go. DO schools do not have lower standards as many people think, they just take more into account besides just grades and scores. They look at the individual as a whole, well rounded person which is what is the most important thing not grades and scores. You could have a person who makes straight A's and scores high on the mcat, but does that mean they will be a better physician than someone who does not have straight A's and high scores? Absolutely not.