i am sure this has been discussed to death; could someone please point me towards the thread? basically, i am a pre-med at the very beginning of my second bachelor's degree process. i am very interested in preventative medicine, natural healing, etc. and have benefitted from a long relationship with chiropractics (i have scoliosis and have been chiropractically treated since age 8--i think that this treatment is why i am able to walk dispite the severity of my curve). i am currently focused on allopathic training, but i wonder if maybe i would be happier and fit in better with the osteopathic way of training. i am concerned with the "real doctor" hang-ups people have, and i'm worried about the USMLE vs. COMLEX and residencies issues. plus, there aren't that many osteo schools out there, and for some reason i feel that if i am going to go osteo i should drop allo altogether. can anyone help me?