SDN Members don't see this ad. (About Ads) So the information on this topic is pretty convoluted and I haven't found a good answer to my specific questions. I'm under the impression from the recruiter that if I sign up with the ARNG and go to my state public medical school (if I get in, in CT), tuition will be waived. Additionally, my payback time would start as soon as I am commissioned and theoretically the 8 year commitment would be fulfilled by the time I am done with my residency. Now, this sounds too good to be true. This would be WITHOUT taking any incentives like MDSSP or STRAP, so I would not be accumulating extra years that I would have to pay back after residency, but would instead be paying back my drill time while I was completing medical school and residency. Now, this sounds too good to be true. But, I am lucky enough to live in a state that covers 100% tuition at state universities, so I'm not sure. If you join up as a medical student, are you required to take MDSSP or is what I have described a plausible option! Thanks!!! If this doesn't make sense I can clarify...but boy am I confused.