Hey guys , I wanted to share some observations I made over time from volunteering at the University of Maryland Medical center's world renown shock truama center. I have been there for about 3 months or so, and I only have seen 2 DO residents there (but thats only in one department, never been in the ER much). The DO doctors were working side by side with MD's and they were pretty friendly too. I guess the only real thing I could note that was different is that one of the DO residents had problems installing a chest tube in a stab victem who had hymothorax, but the MD's treated them like equals (atlest from my observations so far). Why is there a stigma placed on DO's though? PS--> I even saw one or two IMG (from carribean schools), one (that was once a VET but did med school in the carribean) had a residency in the pathology department and the other was probably primary care.