I was previously a pretty strong DO advocate but now I'm afraid that the combined residency merger with Step 1 moving to P/F will severely impact DO applicants. Generally, MD's do better in the match and I'm enterring a DO school that is well ranked with traditionally >95% of the class matching but now I'm afraid for the future. My school does not have a dedicated residency program. Is it worth it to reapply and try to get into an MD? I'm looking at my student loan sheet at my future $240k debt and getting depressed about it. Does anyone have optimism about this? Supply/Demand of combined residency merger only harms DO's since now MD's can apply both.