As someone entering DO class of 2023, I’m a bit nervous with all of the uncertainty regarding the merger as well as proliferation of more and more schools. I was and still am excited, but the more I’ve read about matching since my acceptance the more worried I have become. I even read a thread about possible making USMLE pass/fail, which I imagine would make it even tougher for DOs. I have no delusions about matching ortho or neurosurgery and I am fine with primary care (my main interest is FM or IM( but my worst fear is busting my butt for 4 years w/ 300k of debt and not matching at the end of it. I’m not looking to beat a dead horse or spark debate - I just wanted to ask if this is still a safe path for my goals in the face of so much uncertainty, provided I pass everything and take the USMLE.