Perhaps you guys can help shed some light on this issue for me. I will be starting osteopathic school this fall. My main motivation for attending osteopathic school is for the philosophy, omm ... in essence I want to be an osteopath, not an allopathic medical doctor. My goal is graduate as quickly as possible and practice similar to how a chiropractor practices. I would have attended chiropractic school (because of stronger philosophy and more physical medicine training), but because of the limited license and inadequate medical training as compared to osteopathic school, I did not. I would like to know if the 2 year AOA residency in nms/omm includes the 1 year rotating internship which is needed or is that an additional year? Also, after one year of residency can I technically see patients in a private office setting outside of the hospital? Also, it is my understanding that only about 1% of osteopaths take this route, so I'm assuming it is probably an easy spot to match with. Is this true? Thanks in advance for everyones help.