Today I shadowed a Pediatrician (D.O.) in a small practice. He invited me to stop by several times throughout the summer. I was there for about 6 hours and got to seen tons of great kids. This experience has just reaffirmed my desire to become a physician. I strongly recommend shadowing to anyone contemplating Osteopathic school...and don't just do it to get the recommendation. I have seen Docs before, mostly M.D.'s. Not to badmouth M.D.'s, I think they're great...but, there was something extra that I saw when this D.O. worked with the kids. I also have a new-found respect for Pediatricians....it looks like a very rewarding, but extremely TOUGH job!!! And guess what..I CAN'T WAIT!! Best of luck to my fellow pre-meds. ------------------ Josh Hazelton [email protected] University of the Sciences in Philadelphia "D.O. Wannabe"