I've been trying and trying to come to a good conclusion for my own understanding of this profession. I've read A.T. Still's work and many, many, many.... articles on here and other sources about osteopathic medicine. But I'm just not convinced that this field really is much different than allopathic medicine, except for OMT. But OMT just seems like its an elective that DO's have to take during med school that MD's don't. Some DO's don't even use this in their medical practice. And how on earth is OMT any different than the manual therapy that physical therapists do? Plus, PT's have doctorates now..... As far as the whole holistic approach goes, is this something that is taught in DO school that isnt taught in MD school? Are there not MDs who might want to use a holistic approach towards their patients? Some DOs and MDs alike probably want to further the knowledge of medicine and the treatment of disease by researching new methods that may prove useful (or prove not to be, as that also furthers our knowledge). And lastly, I had to quote this. The guy who is pretending to be AT Still said this below as the, and I quote him, #1!!!! Reason for applying to DO school: http://forums.studentdoctor.net/showpost.php?p=5002657&postcount=9 1. Cant get into MD school. Sounds weird, but its true. Most DO students applied to and were rejected from the MD school application process. Ok, so does this mean I should just tell the DO school admissions committees the truth, that I want to apply to DO school because I really want to be a doctor and dont care if Im a DO or an MD and will attend the best school that accepts me in a location I want to be in?