So as I go over all the options for how to get into medical school I keep of course considering Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine School. I keep going back and forth on this but I keep coming to the decision that I would rather go to school overseas (No not the Caribbean) then go to a D.O school.
Unfortunately, I can not get over the stigma that somehow D.O doctors are somehow less accomplished then MDs. The thing is I would not care less if my personal doctor is a D.O or not but I have other’s words in my head when I think of D.O medical school.
I use to work at a country club about 3 years ago and I had conversations there with some of the members and picking a doctor came up in conversation. They said that not only the school mattered to them but also if they were an MD or not mattered as well. I was astonished by this because I figured DO and MD were pretty much on a level playing field with maybe MD at a slight advantage.
This made me rethink my whole plan on applying to both DO & MD schools. I think now I will be applying to SMP programs (Back-up plan if all else fails), MD schools, and European Medical Schools.
I wonder what others feel about D.O doctors and whether my encounter with the members at the country club was just a one time incident or if others put preference of MDs over DOs.