Hi. I'm a 3rd year medical student looking to go into a pediatric residency program after I graduate. I was curious if any of you on the interview trail or via personal experience have run into any pediatric residency programs that have a blatant D.O. bias....as in, programs that will not rank D.O. students b/c they are D.O. (if they have deficiencies or aren't as stellar as the other candidates, that's another story). The reason I ask is because I was recently told by the academic coordinator at St. Louis Children's Hospital affiliated w/ WashU School of Med that they will not even accept away rotation applications from D.O. students (but they will for LCME US students AND Canadian students). If they won't let D.O. students rotate there, I'm pretty sure they're not going to be taking DO grads for residency spots. WashU doesn't post the names of their peds residents or what school they came from so I can't say for sure. I have heard similar stories from PCOM students about CHOP & Boston. I was pretty shocked, b/c although I knew this existed especially in more competitive fields, I didn't think this was still a big issue in Peds. I'm hoping this is just an isolated issue w/ just a few "big-name" schools. Has anybody else run into this problem at other programs? If so, which ones? Thanks! Btw, I have taken the USMLE step 1 and did extremely well so I am willing to play by the allopathic rules but I don't want to be excluded from consideration just b/c of the initials behind my name.