When I first found this board in August I posted the requisite "What are my chances?" post and the one thing that people seemed to say was to visit DOs and do as much shadowing as I could. I took that to heart and gave myself a goal of shadowing 10 DOs in 10 different specialties before (hopefully) I started interviewing (since AACOMAS says that my app should be verified by this Friday I should have plenty of time before secondaries roll in much less interviews). Anyway I have shadowed DOs specializing in OMM, Rad, and Peds (would you believe that these "strangers" are open to me shadowing but my family doc is giving me the run around!) Anyway today was Pathology and I have to say that it felt like the most medicine I had seen yet. Among the specimens being examined was a uterus, complete with cervix, Fallopian tubes and ovaries. Although I could not help thinking of the poor 36 year old woman who lost it, I was excited at the prospect of seeing it examined. I also saw a gall bladder complete with a "mulberry shaped calculus approx. 1cm in diam." Tomorrow Neonatology and Pulmonary medicine on the 25th.