I am very excited to be starting DO school this summer and my dad who is a MD (family doc) has been extremely supportive. The other day, we were talking and he asked if I would ever want to transfer to a MD school. I was kind of surprised because all along he has been saying how great it is that I am going DO. But he explained that if I want a high profile specialty, its not that I can't get it as a DO, but he feels that people will not want to go to DOs for superspecialized surgery etc (especially on Long Island where I am going to live). I was kind of annoyed, but it got me wondering. Could this be true? Anyone have any experience? I don't think I would want to switch, and I also don't think I want to specialize in neurosurgery etc. Any imput would be appreciated.