On the one hand, I am extremely pleased with all of the new schools that have recently opened. It is a testament to the osteopathic profession that we are able to move ahead and fill in the gap while our allopathic bretheren are caught up in red tape when trying to add just 10 more students to their classes. While the education models could be called "innovative" at best, let's assume for a moment that these future osteopaths have received as rigorous basic science curriculum as any "traditional" school. What then? Where will they be trained afterward? Will schools like ATSU partner with hospital corporations to build their own facilities? Will DO's ultimately "kick out" FMGs from previously held allopathic residencies? Will the AOA begin approving "preceptor" style residencies? Are there enough good residencies out there (MD + DO) to support all of these new grads? My fear is that a rush of new residencies without proper foundations will only provide a watered-down experience. DOs, now more than ever, cannot afford to take a "step back" in regards to public perception. A DO finishing a rural-based FP fast-track program should be as sharp, if not sharper, than an MD FP finishing from Johns Hopkins. Will this be the case?