Not because I neccesarily want to be one of these specialists but because I care about the osteopathic profession and I want MD's and DO's to be viewed as equals by residency directors. I despise prejudice in any way, and denying someone the right to be considered for a certain residency or fellowship, when all else is equal (board scores,rec's, and research...etc.), is simply ignorant, unfair, and unwarranted. In my eyes it is similar to denying someone based on the color of their skin. What are my chances? They should be the same as an MD student but if they truly are not then we need to keep on promoting the osteopathic profession and educating the public about our unique philosophy and equality in training. Also, we need to break through to the last bastion of acceptance in some specialties and show those stogy, biased, and old-school residency directors that we are competent, ready to roll, and will not stand for anymore nonsense. Think about it, if someone was denied consideration for a program because of their ethnic backround then the potential for a law-suit could evolve, maybe osteopathic physicians should consider avenues of this sort until we are treated with the same level of fairness and respect.