I plan on applying to most of my state MD schools in addition to a handful of DO schools. I'm sincerely interested in osteopathic medicine and would feel blessed if given the opportunity to become one. I have about 4 or 5 DO schools on my preliminary list as well. I'm assuming schools will know where else i've applied (MD and DO). Will I have a problem getting accepted into a DO school because I applied to MD schools? I know that raises some questions about my desire to be a DO, but I'm truely interested in primary care, and treating the patient as a whole and not just their symptoms. I believe that OMM is a good and beneficial tool in treating patients to help them recover quicker and better from their ailments. I plan on shadowing a DO to gain experience in what it's really like to be an osteopathic physician. I've met a couple previously and have been very impressed with how they handle their business, so much so that I'm determined to shadow one. I just hope that my application to MD schools won't hurt my chances at the DO schools! Will my personal statement be my channel for explaining 'why DO'?