There is obviously a negative stigma that is associated with both FMG's and D.O. but which one is worse? Many patients out there have no clue what a D.O. is, so who are they going to trust the D.O. or the M.D. (they probably won't ask if the M.D. is an FMG). I'm not saying anything against D.O.'s, in fact my uncle is one and he's a damn good physician, but I also know many FMG's that are damn good physicians. I'm going to make a generalization that I don't know will be true or not, but isn't the residency program more important in educating a good doctor then the medical school? It seems that residency is where are the practical knowledge is learned.