Personally, I feel that DO's and MD's are totally equivalent and have all the same requirements, responsibilities, earning potential, job potential, etc. I am getting some flak, however, from well meaning but uninformed friends and associates. Just to be sure, are there ANY problems that I might encounter as a DO in the real world that I wouldn't encounter as an MD?? Are the job opportunities equivalent? Is the pay equivalent? Don't take offense at these questions because I think that everything IS equivalent, but I want to hear it from those who would know.