I know that this has probably been discussed before but I was just wanting to get some new feedback and rant a little bit. I am curious to see if anybody else has found it frustrating to explain what school you are going to and/or what a DO is? case in pt: just got accepted to PCSOM. started telling my family and friends that I got accepted to medical school. most of them already know which school and what a DO is. But there is still a good amount, that when I tell them that they say, "oh did you get accepted to 'X' school." Where 'X' school is a MD school nearby or in the region. I try to tell them that no, that is a good school but I am going to a better school!! haha Then they ask well what is that or what kind of doctor is that? Now I know that the DO popularity is still growing. I like the DO philosophy, do not regret my decision to pursue the DO aspect and would do the DO route again in an heartbeat. It just gets frustrating sometimes. I also try to explain this by telling them that a DO is the best of both worlds: medical doctor and chiropractor. But oh well, the saga continues. I just needed to vent and see if anybody else has had the same situations.