I'm not writing this to troll. I do my undergrad in a city with a top DO school. I am around many ppl who choose this school. If they could decide between the DO school and the MD state school, most take the MD one. However, the one's who do DO say DO is better because they look at the patient as a whole, as a person. Then they follow it with a story how when they shadowed the DO put his hands on a boy's paining stomach to relax his diaphragm. Afterwards, the boy felt fine. They say that's an example on what a DO does over MDs. Since you all are obviously in MD med schools, I want your take. How are you taught to handle the patient? When I hear the DO argument, I think it's ludacris. The MDs I've shadowed seem to care about the patient as a person, as well. I haven't actually shadowed any DOs, though, so I really haven't seen the differnece firsthand. again, this is not a trolling post! I really need this anwered because I need to determine if I should apply to DO schools along with MD ones in this next week. thanks!