I have never met a DO (even practicing surgical DOs) that has regretted their decision or felt limited by any means. I read the entire thread, & there is clearly unnecessary animosity towards DO’s from these kids. School, board exams, & extracurriculars are what you make of it; with board exams going pass/fail & the residencies combining, the playing field is about to level more. While I am still young, any surgical/top specialties have never interested me. My thoughts are towards anesthesia, radiology, or ED, & I feel there is nothing wrong with matching into rural medicine. I also see nothing wrong with working a little harder rather than relying on 2 initials to carve the path for me.