With all due respect to posters, I suspect that most of DO students and premeds going into osteopathic medicine, including myself, are really tired of the cliche debate over DO/MD issues and whether or not DOs are better or worse than MDs. Give it a rest. If it is a nonissue with practicing MDs and DOs, why should it be an issue with you PREMEDS? As a junior student, I may occasionally humor a DO vs. MD question if it's taken from a unique and constructive point of view. However, let me share a secret: I suspect that most DO students don't enjoy having to explain anything to you PREMEDS concerning their decision to attend osteopathic schools. I, for one, don't feel the necessity to justify myself or defend my position or convince you of anything. Do what you feel is suitable for yourself. Go to an MD school if you choose or a DO school if the calling is there. I certainly don't think that DO schools are knocking down your doors to recruit you nor are they taking a gun to your heads to force you to take the DO route. Bottom line is, if you want trash, crap, controversy, backtrack and go through the garbage bin to look for past DO vs. MD issues. Otherwise, don't post anymore DO vs. MD issues if they are intended to insinuate that one profession is superior to another. There are several reasons for this: 1) It's been done 2) You haven't got the right to criticize either profession because you haven't spent a day in medical school yet, and so go earn yourself the MD or DO degree before you talk trash 3) We, DO students, just don't care what you PREMEDS have to say although we do get annoyed. Some of us are too nice and fall back on a defensive position, trying to justify ourselves to you who deserve neither our time nor our obligation. I on the other hand will not hesitate to tell you quite frankly that although annoying as you might be, like Jehovah's witness, I do not care what your opinion is whether favorable or not. You're entitled to your opinion but do not come up to my face and confront me with it (and incidentally, posting your opinion in an osteopathic forum is akin to confronting me with it) because I will not back down. Your best bet is to go elsewhere where your opinion my be better appreciated by other premeds, and while you're here in an osteopathic forum, show some respect for osteopathic medicine. Let the guest be respectful of the host and vice versa even if they don't see eye to eye.