I am starting at MSUCOM this summer, so I know this is jumping the gun a bit... I have shadowed and observed othro surgeries in the past and the practice really interests me. I have read a lot about differences in residency programs, and especially allopathic vs osteopathic residencies. To this point, I have gotten very little useful information. I already know that DO or MD it is extremely competitive. What I am really after is the realistic differences in residency programs (allo vs. osteo). I realize that there are those "untouchable" programs to everyone but the best of the best... Other than these programs, is there any real large differences between the majority of osteo and allo ortho programs? Things such as future fellowship and job opportunities, differences in future pay (not pay during the residency) and whatnot from one program to another? I generally am under the impression that (for the most part) You make your own way on skill, understanding and quality of yourself, not what program you attended. I'm looking for imput from people in the know. Thanks!