1. I was reading one of the old posts from 2004 which discussed backing out of HPSP. A specific question was not answered, though. Lets say that you have finished OBC and your second year of medical school. You decide that medicine is not right for you because you either hate it or fail out of medical school. You are going to leave the school. Is HPSP like a service academy where you would have to fulfill some obligation as an enlisted person now? This is an unlikely situation, but it peaked my curiosity. 2. Do civilian physicians hold any stereotypes or certain feelings towards military docs making the move to civilian practice? You hear often that military doctors on average do better on the boards than their civilian counterparts, but a low case load may mean that their experience is not as deep. For those of you who have recently crossed to the other side, were you regarded highly? Thank you in advance for your answers. I am sorry if a two-question thread is too much of a faux pas.