I was talking with a bright undergrad yesterday. He was relating his desire to go to medical school. He mentioned a few schools (all allopathic) and I advised him to not overlook the osteopathic schools. He gave me an odd look and said "I do not want to be a chiropractor." He was totally surprized when I explained to him that DO's and MD's are equivalent in all aspects of their eligibility and competentcy to practice medicine. His response made me think that perhaps the AOA needs to make more effort in explaining the credentials of a licensed DO to the general public. What do you folks think?