Hey all. As you know I will be attending PCOM next year (Class of 2006). Now that I have cleared this hurdle, I am finding that there are many more in the future that I did not anticipate. There has been a recent accumulation of posts on here highlighting the negative aspects of Osteopathic residencies, or the difficulty of DO grads gaining competitive, high quality residency spots. I want to attend PCOM, not only because it is an Osteopathic school, but because I really like the school itself. I told myself I would make my decision based on which school I felt best about and PCOM was that place. But now I am worried about the future. I am confident that I will gain a top quality education at PCOM, but what about after that? What about getting a top residency spot, particularly in an allopathic institution? What about an attending spot at an allopathic hospital if I do indeed do an osteopathic residency? What if I want to do Cardiology or Surgery? I also have heard that there are fewer "quality" Emergency medicine residencies around that one might think. I know, I know...people say to get good grades and do well on the boards. But is that all it takes? I have been outspoken to premeds and my fellow med school acceptancees about osteopathic medicine and how I feel it will gain more notariety in the future. Now I am confused. Is this really the truth, or is this just what I have been lead to beleive by those who were denying a harsh reality? Looking for some knowledgable and truthful answers if there are any out there. Thanks.