This is not a post to insult anyone or to make anyone feel inferior and if you are comfortable with yourself and your abilities you probably won't feel either. Has anyone talked to a DO that has told you he/she went the DO route instead of MD because of low stats or because the person didn't get admission into a MD school? The DO's that I have talked to never said that. Are you in a DO school because of reasons mentioned above? If so do you admit it or do you put a different spin on it? So why become a DO? It maybe the philosophy. "D.O.s practice a "whole person" approach to medicine. Instead of just treating specific symptoms or illnesses, they regard your body as integrated whole. Osteopathic physicians focus on preventive health care." From AOA website: AOA "Osteopathy also focuses on promoting wellness, rather than treating symptoms of a disease...Osteopathy emphasizes preventative medicine, health, nutrition, and holistic care..." From TPR website: TPR But I understand that the philosophy is up to the doctor. You can have your own philosophy whether you are a MD or DO? Others may choose DO because of OMM. This one is the only clear one that I see as far as a difference. If you would like to share why you chose to become a DO I would appreciate that.