I have a concern that has recently developed. I have thoroughly read all of the DO school info I can find. I felt like I was well informed as to the structure of years 1&2 as well as 3&4. Now that I have been to a DO interview, it appears as though virtually all the DO schools are essentially 'split-programs.' I realize the lacking of slots in places like Kirksville necessitate a significant portion of the class do their clerkships in other geographic locales. However, I had no idea this was also true in the DO schools in larger cities, i.e: Kansas City, where only 50% of the class can stay in KC. The way the brochures and pamphlets, in my opinion, read is that travel for years 3&4 are more of an option, not a matter of routine. Plus, this seems remarkably incongruent for programs that so heavily enroll non-traditional students. It also creates a bit of a controversy in the context of my wife's career. She nobly has stated she will postpone her own aspirations in the interests of my becoming a physician ...but moving about every two years would appear to escalate the already lofty demands of a medical education. Please give me your feedback... ------------------ 'Old Man Dave'