Hello Students, I am going to be applying to D.O. schools this year. I have a family of 5 and all of my kids are still young. I want to be able to spend some time with them while I am in school. Before I get into something I regret, how many hours will I have on average each day free for my family?? Will I have a couple hours each evening to take them out for a walk or whatever? Also, my cousin (as well as the D.O. I am currently shadowing) went to MSUCOM and describe it as much more enjoyable and no more difficult than the undergraduate years. Is this true of other D.O. schools? Are some much more intense and competitive than others? Any help with this would be greatly appreciated. I would love to get some idea about what I might be getting into. Free time hours for clerkship years and preclerkship would be very helpful. Also any feedback on which schools might be more friendly in this respect. I want to be a rural FP if that helps anything. Thank you! -Dan Cote'