Thanks AFDDS for getting the facts.
So, it sounds like getting a deferment is pretty rare and probably not going to happen, please correct me if I'm wrong. So, assuming I did HPSP and applied for a AF OMS residency program, what is the likelihood of matching, assuming my scores/grades/externships are competitive? Are the AF OMS programs really competitive?
My fear is doing HPSP and being inhibited from reaching my goal of becoming an oral surgeon just because I took the scholarship. Don't get my wrong, I would love to serve the AF as an oral surgeon (preferably with an MD) because I want to travel, serve my country and everything else that comes with it. But if I am forced to do something that doesnt make me happy, i.e. not OMS, then I dont think its for me.