The Army National Guard has 200 ADSW (active duty for special work) slots for medical and dental students right now. That means full-time 2LT salary ($2500/month) + ALL of the active duty benefits (housing & subsistence allowance, health insurance for you and dependents, space available flights, etc). For me, with a wife & kids = $3500/month after taxes while in school. Furthermore, after 2 years, you get promoted to 1LT, which means you will get a pay raise of nearly $1000/month for a total of about $4500/month. You have to do a civilian residency but you can qualify at that time for the STRAP program which pays you a significant stipend. You cannot be deployed during medical school or residency, and after that, you owe them one weekend every 3 months (as a physician) and 2 weeks annual training. The current policy is that a physician in the Army National Guard can only be deployed for 90 days every 2 years. The obligation is 1:1. When you graduate, there is a $75,000 sign-on bonus and a student loan repayment deal available. I am a 2LT finishing up my 1st year of med school this month and I will be going to OBC (25 day Guard course) this summer. This is a brand new program & it appears that I'm the first one to sign on. It is way too good to be true, but it is real. I guess the Guard is really short on Docs & they figure this is a good way to recruit some medical students. If you're already in HPSP, you will not be eligible, so this is really for anyone who is considering the military option. This just went through, so there may not be any info on the internet about it yet. This is such a good thing for me and my family & I felt like spreading the good news.