I am a junior and have a pre-health committee interview coming up at my university. How do I respond to the question, "Why do I want to become an MD rather than a DO?" I have always heard that DOs are looked down upon by MDs since it's an easier program to get into and since only certain hospitals are affiliated with DOs. In fact, my internist (a MD) replied to my question, "because you have a brain in your head!" All of my observations and volunteer work including my personal doctors are all MDs. Is it sufficient to just tell the committee I want MD because that's what I've spent all my time with. I do agree with the DO philosophy of treating the whole person, but may MDs use that same philosophy (my internist does). How do I answer this question? I don't want to become a DO. How do I justify wanting to become a MD? Thanks for your help!