The GMO, although an interesting theory that would rarely fly in civilian medicine, has been a great experience for me and was the deciding factor for me to join the Navy. Several of my internship classmates have also chosen to go on to GMO/UMO/FS simply for the experiences that are hard to find as you progress and harder to execute as you age. I have been a GMO with an infantry battalion for almost 2 years. I have enjoyed the Marines (a strange and interesting breed) and will always have a fond memory of my times here. With that said, every single GMO is different. Many experiences can be terrible, some can be great. I do believe it is the mindset and the attitude you take in with you. I am not a MOTO-doctor but it is necessary to conform to the ways of your gaining command. I got the haircut (sort of), starting using the F-bomb in my medical lingo which immediately relaxes Marines and put a chew in every once in a while. With that said, I avoid running like the plague, refuse to get up at 0500 to go to the armory to clean my weapon and generally have a disdain for patello-femoral pain syndrome. It's all unique and if they keep it around, I recommend it for those of you who can make the most out of poop soup. Yes, I am ready to get back to the hospital and finish my residency...air conditioning, clean white walls, nurses (God love them) and getting in trouble when saying the F-bomb too loudly.