I applied to both the army and the navy for the HPSP, thinking that I would be lucky if I could be awarded one or the other. However, I have been awarded them both, so I must decide which branch is better. I am having some difficulties prioritizing the criteria on which to base my decision, and I was hoping that I could be offered some input on what people think of the two programs thus far. I like the navy, particularly when thinking about my safety in the case of deployment. I feel as though I would be safer on a ship than on the ground with the army. But then, I could always end up with a marine unit on the ground. I also like the possibility of civil deferment with the navy, so that I don't have to limit my residency choices in four years. But it too is a gamble because according to the statistics I am seen there is at least a 30-40% chance I'll be a GMO, and I think I want to go the traditional route, and finish my residency immediately after school. The army guarantees that residency will be uninterupted, but my choices are limited. I think the army does provide more oportunities though, as for as specialities and where to practice. I was wondering if anyone might know how the hospitals/facilities and their programs compare between the two programs. Also, can you negotiate your contract, say with the navy, so that you won't have to be a GMO? I guess my dilemma is between my professional route and my safety in the case of deployment. Any comments are welcome. Thank you.