It's undeniable that the field of osteopathic medicine has had a huge boom in growth over the past 20 years. In the process, the admissions standards and reputation of D.O schools have gone up as well. For example, Midwestern-AZ, a D.O school, is not interviewing anyone with a MCAT score below 29 at this time in the app cycle. Compare that to MD schools like Meharry, University of New Mexico, University of West Virginia, Ponce etc who accept people with MCAT scores between 23-26. Just one example. Even the New York Times agrees that "D.O is In Now" published in July 29 2014. http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/03/education/edlife/the-osteopathic-branch-of-medicine-is-booming.html?_r=0 I'm not trying to compare M.Ds and D.Os but I'm tired of pre-meds knocking down D.O and considering it to be easy to get into a D.O program. That may have been the case even 10 years ago but it's not true now. D.Os are becoming mainstream and are equal to M.Ds.