SDN Members don't see this ad. (About Ads) Hi everybody, I really need a break from where I'm living, and don't want to get into a lot of debt by going to university right now. I am currently 17 almost 18, and just graduated with my associate in arts. My cumulative GPA is 3.45, and my science GPA is 2.6 for MD schools, and 3.2 by DO school standards. My goal in the end, is to become an internist or a family practice doctor. I have a strong interest in infectious disease. I have been wanting to join the military for so long now, and feel like it would help me in the long run (GI bill, character development, etc). I have been talking to the army recruiter, and have my application half way filled out online. I was thinking of infantry, but after hearing so many horror stories, and knowing people with family members that have PTSD, I really am unsure of whether I want to risk going that route. I have been looking into different jobs, and am currently looking into the Air Force's laboratory specialist job ( http://www.airforce.com/careers/detail/medical-laboratory-specialist/ ). It gives me a large amount of college credit, and it allows me to CLEP general biology, and general chemistry; both of which I plan to take after I get out of the military at a community college or university. Do any of you have any advice on which rate/mos/service I should choose for my four year break so to speak?