I am applying to both MD and DO programs this summer although DO is my first choice (I just want to increase my chances of becoming a physician). I notice that each school has different recommendation requirements and most want only 3 recs. I have contacted 5 people to write me recs and I was hoping that they could send one copy to each school to which I am applying. My question is do the DO schools really get mad if they receive 2 extra recommendations than they require? Can this hurt me? I have heard that some applicants even have more than 5 sent, so if any of you are in the same boat as I am, let me know how you plan to handle this. I am applying to 22 schools in total, and live so far from 3 of my recommenders that it will be virtually impossible to sort out the schools that they should send recs to and others that they shouldn't. I was hoping that they could forward a copy to all of the schools. Any advice is appreciated. Thanks in advance.