So I've been going through this forum for a few months now, although I'm a naive high school senior graduating soon I'm interested in the idea of military medicine. I'd like to serve my country in the future and I'd also like to be a doctor so obviously military medicine would seem like a viable option. My family isn't incredibly rich so I would probably go for an HPSP scholarship if I were to decide to join the military. Anyway after reading through this forum I'm noticing the sheer volume of people who are saying military medicine is in a very bad place. Honestly, I think I'd be okay with the moving around and the constant orders and the military owning me (although this will probably change as I get more life experience) but the idea of skill atrophy is truly horrifying. If military medicine would increase the chances of atrophy it would be a serious negative for me. I don't think my desire to serve is greater than my desire to be the best doctor I can be (not to say that any of you aren't amazing doctors, I do truly respect the work you all do but this forum has made me aware of the realities of atrophy) I was very much interested in making a career out of military medicine (Being able to serve your country and be a doctor without being buried in a mountain of debt seems like a win-win) unti discovering this forum and learning about how messed up the system actually is. There are some other negatives discussing me from enlisting but I won't go into those. As of now I don't think military medicine is for me but I will definitely revisit this decision during my undergrad when I'm applying for med school. I know I'm just a high school senior who is in a pool of premeds who will probably not even apply to med school but I think my question is valid. Do you see the system of military medicine and the way military physicians are treated improving in the next 8-10 years? Thanks for your replies and thank you for your service!