Some of my friends have decided to go to D.O. schools...only b/c they did not do so hot on their aug. mcats would you consider this as a cop-out....a way to just "be a doctor" to most likely make a lot of money? rather than re-take in april & apply again? they never had any interest in D.O. until they got their scores do you think D.O. schools recognize this? that they start interning at a D.O. office at the same time they are applying to D.O.