I have been looking into 2 or 3 year scholarships for the HPSP. My preference would be to be a GMO with the Marines for a few years until my obligation is complete, then pursue a civilian residency. However, I don't know how GMOs are viewed by civilian residency programs. Most residency spots seemed to be filled by US seniors, so is there a great disadvantage of entering the civilian match 3-4 years out of school (considering competetive residencies as an option)? The idea of serving for a few years is intriguing, but I don't want to shoot myself in the foot if I'll be at a disadvantage down the road. If anyone has any experience with this, any advice would be appreciated.