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Do MDs really have more success than DOs in residency applications?

Do MDs really have more success than DOs in residency applications?

By: Ryan Kelly

This week we want to go deeper with our numbers and compare statistics of MD and DO schools. These statistics can be hard to find, since a) only some med schools release their match information, and b) even those that do release it differently. To try to sort out the spectrum of different schools, we chose four schools that release their match information on their website ...

5 Reasons You Should Apply to DO Schools

5 Reasons You Should Apply to DO Schools

By: Ryan Kelly

Thinking about applying to a DO school? You’re not alone.  Each year, more and more pre-meds are considering DO schools as a viable option. Most pre-meds start their journey to medical school by focusing on allopathic (MD) schools. Part of the reason is that MD schools are more prominent. For example, of the top 50 medical schools ranked in primary care, only one  - Michigan State - is a DO school (and 0 of the top 50 ranked for research are DO schools). The other reason is ignorance - most pre-meds just don’t know that DO schools exist, or if they do know, they don’t know what makes these schools distinct.

Is There a Stigma Against Osteopathic Physicians?

Is There a Stigma Against Osteopathic Physicians?

By: Lyn Jutronich

When I was 24, my primary care provider was a D.O., but I didn’t choose her on purpose. I had simply picked a clinic near my apartment that took my insurance, and she was the first doctor available to see me. I saw the letters D.O. after her name and noticed they were different from the others that had M.D., but I didn’t have any idea what that meant.