Hi, I'm still 1-2 years from applying but I've been combing this forum and there's one question I haven't had answered. As someone pointed out to me previously, California (where I live) has a medical board and an osteopathic medical board each giving docs their license. Are these licenses given out based on the degree or the licensing exams someones taken? i.e. a DO has passed three steps of the USMLE (as well as COMLEX) and wanted to be licensed under the same board as an MD in California. Yes I'm a premed, I know DO=MD and I'd be a physician but it's just this last issue that bothers me. Why a state would have seperate boards to license their docs seems a bit stupid.