Originally Posted by West Side
C'mon. You're being disingenuous. You and everyone else familiar with the process knows FULL WELL that a significant portion of the class will be diverted into transitional years(re: an internship year) that lead inexorably to FS/GMO slots.
What is your motivation to mislead HPSP candidates to this degree? Whether you want to be a cheerleader for the program or not, I don't see the benefit of waylaying unsuspecting rubes into a process that has a 25% chance of a 4 year delay in completion of their residency. Do not pass go, do not collect $200 (i.e., you don't get paid this week!
He never said they wouldn't. He stated you do not go directly from med school into internship. That is true. All three services will send a portion of the graduating interns to an operational (GMO) assignment. Don't forget there are a significant number of members that actually choose to go operational.