i see a lot of people aren't happy with military medicine. i'm a first-year medical student, thinking of committing to military medicine. not because of debt, not for a supposedly better medical setting - but to do something "different." i grew up thinking i wanted to go into the military, always fascinated by working hard, being competitive and getting dirty.
maybe i was too timid to pull the trigger and actually join. in high school, i was serious about service academies and ROTC programs, but ultimately i was drawn to a d3 college for sports and academics. there, i found my calling was research and medicine; i dismissed military medicine because i though i'd just be working with patients of whom i was jealous (guys doing the real work of our military - putting themselves in harm's way, etc).
however, to my main question - i've recently heard about less cookie-cutter roles that military docs can do. i'm curious if anyone can expand on some of the more "different" or "adventurous" things one can do in military medicine.
(first time on sdn. not too sure how it all works... if this would be better suited as a new forum, please let me know. )