I think the person who posted about the MDO title took more abuse than they deserved. I wouldn't want it changed.. don't get me wrong.. I agree that it would make people even more confused...but the poster is right about something. The DO education is not really that much different than the MD. OMT I think is under rated, I think that is really what sets DO education apart, not the philosophy that is so overstated. I have not seen in the curriculum anything about 'holistic approach' or 'body functions as a whole'. When someone walks into a DO;s office and says I've got a sore throat, a DO doesn't say 'how are you feeling mentally' or 'how is your back.' And when someone walks into an MD's office and says 'I've got a sore throat' the doctor is not going to look in the throat, mutter something to themselves, and hand a prescription to the throat. "Here throat, your prescription." I think the feild needs revamping its call-sign. It lacks credibility touting philosophies which aren't really distinct. And I also agree that it doesn't make much sense to have seperated residencies for psyc, surg, derm, etc. Anyone care to agree with me or am I going to get dragged throught the streets with this post?