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I am applying for a student visa at the Chicago Consulate and it says a medical doctor must sign it. However, I visited a D.O. and I was wondering if anyone had successfully applied for a student visa with a D.O. signing the medical certificate

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    The Chicago Consulate? Of what country? What is a D.O.? – Michael Hampton Jul 17 '18 at 18:32
  • @MichaelHampton: Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine. Apparently they're officially considered medical practitioners in the US, but the authorities of some other countries might regard them as a kind of alternative medicine on the level of acupuncturist or reflexologists. – Henning Makholm Jul 17 '18 at 18:36
  • @HenningMakholm A modern DO in the US comes from a parallel medical education system intended to produce more physicians at a lower cost. Generally DO schools are lesser known, easier to get into. They work (with exceptions) largely in primary care/family medicine, due to the focus of DO residency programs, and their training and rights are essentially equivalent to MDs. The osteopathic stuff is rarely practiced. – user71659 Jul 17 '18 at 23:30