Why DO vs MD?

Are you a premed student looking to apply to medical school and wondering what the difference is between osteopathic and allopathic physicians? This post by Dr. Jaime Baynes-Fields shares her experience of applying, why she chose a DO program, and why she's proud to have DO after her name.



I am a DO, Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine! I am proud to call myself a DO even though I may not use osteopathic manipulations in the practice of Nephrology. My approach to each patient is infused with osteopathic principles.