I'm starting my 4th year at an osteopathic school and am a bit confused about the application process for both internship year and residencies for osteopathic students. In general are the ACGME internships and residencies approved by the AOA and available to OMS students or must we get approval prior to applying from the AOA? Do most DO students attend AOA or ACGME internships/residencies? Do they usually go through both the AOA and NRMP matches or just the NRMP? I'm concerned about running afoul of the AOA and having to repeat the internship year if I'm not careful. I'm assuming that if I start with an AOA internship, I should then move on to an AOA residency. Similary if I start an ACGME internship then should complete an ACGME residency. I've looked through FRIEDA and AOA internship/residency listings and as I expected the choice is vastly wider on FRIEDA. I am not attending school in one of the 5 states that requires an AOA post-graduate program.