I have been researching Osteopathy for about 3 months now. I have been aware of the basic tenents of oseteopathy for several years. I think I have seen that the focuses I have as pertaining to medicine are more congruent with those of the Osteopathic profession than that of the allopathic route. With all that said, I went to a small historically black college. On several occasions I have found myself forced prove myself as competent where some of my peers did not (for whatever reason). While I was able to do so with little or no extra effort, the idea of having to do so, at times, was at best unfortunate and at worst disheartening. Now here I sit at a crossroad in my career with the idea of going into a school that is better suited for me, but has a distinct likelihood that I will find myself once again having to "prove myself" where others do not. Am I being shallow because I have a reluctance (which in my mind seems to be legitamate) to knowingly put myself in that postion once again? If anyone has any encouraging words, (even if they are harsh) I would appreciate the input.