Hi All, I'm curious as to why most people who are not closely involved in the medical field have never even heard of a D.O. (at least that's what I've found in many areas of CA) I personally didn't know about D.O's until I decided to apply to medical school. Only after a lot of research of my own did I understand more about osteopathy and grew to love the principles of osteopathic medicine. I don't understand why there isn't a board or something like that to educate the general population about what a D.O. is. (or is there?) Thanks for any and all input and insight. Hobbes P.S. If there is an old thread addressing this question please direct me to it...I couldn't find anything. And if that's the case, sorry for bringing it up again!