I am a 3rd yr soon to be 4th yr DO student. I am very interested in surgery. I am from the SouthEast and would like to get into a residency somewhere in the SE. The problem is there are NO DO surgical residencies in the SE. Therefore, I have to apply to MD residencies. I have not taken the USMLE step 1 but am thinking about taking the Step 2 in Aug right after taking the COMLEX step 2 since the USMLE can be taken in any order. My question is...is this a good move?? Secondly, what are the chance of a DO getting into a surgical residency in the SE having only taken the COMLEX and USMLE Step 2? Any insight??? Thanks in advance!!!!