I recently read on the opportunities site that 63% of DOs matched (some 51/81) into an AOA-accredited Orthopaedic Surgery residency training program. My question is what do you do if you do not match? How competitive is it to get into an ACGME accredited program for DOs? I know I have been told by some that they look down upon DOs, while others have told me they look rather favorably on DOs due to their training in the musculo-skeletal system. Also, what is the final statement on foreign practice. Must you have an MD to practice abroad as a medical missionary? Thanks for your response.