Hey everyone, I am considering joining the Air Force Reserves to pay for my med school and earn an income while in school. I was hoping some of you may know the costs/benefits associated with this. I actually have no problem being dropped in a combat zone as long as I am in a medical role. I have moral issues with pointing a gun at someone which is why I've been told that the Air Force is the "cleanest" of the Armed Forces. But I think that as a medic helping people is helping people and I could do that and still sleep at night. I also am concerned that I would be deployed while in Med School. I heard that the Navy has a rule against deploying med students, is the Air Force the same. Also, I heard after you complete you education that you have to do 4yrs of Active duty, do you get paid like a civilian physician? for Emergency Med lik $150-200,000/year. Another thing is that I am not a US Citizen, but I am a permanent resident and I've been in the US since I was 5 (i'm 24 now). Does this effect anything? Thanks in advance for any evenhanded information you can give to help me make a better decision.