Hello, I'd like to start out with some background information. I am 17 years old and am a junior in high school, since I can remember I've wanted to be a doctor and serve in the military. My CGPA will end up being around 4.2 and I should be in the 1% of my high school. I've been looking into the programs the military offers for about a month now, trying to see what routes I can take to becoming a doctor in the military. Right now these are the options I feel I have, please correct any misinformation. 1. I could apply for a 4 year ROTC scholarship and complete my undergrad. After that I would apply for a HPSP and go through medical school. After graduating from that I would compete for a residency and finally be deployed as a doctor. If I took this route I'd incur an eight year obligation, 4 from ROTC, and from HPSP, correct? One question I had is how often are you moved as a doctor? Would you be stationed at one base and be allowed to serve there "forever" or would be moved (if yes, how often on average) This of course isn't including deployments due to war. I don't see why they'd move a doctor from one base to another, wouldn't that create a need for a doctor at the original base? 2. This option I just recently found out, and that's through the Army National Guard. Most of the information I got was from http://forums.studentdoctor.net/showthread.php?t=550134 So during medical school I'd be getting paid as an active duty 2lt and getting around 40K a year. I understand there is no financial assistance in the ASR, but what about the HPLRP, that pays up to 50k, is that paid after you graduate medical school? Also, when would be the best time to take STRAP? Yet another question, do the National Guard doctors get moved from base to base or are they stationed and don't have to leave unless they won't to (unless of course there's a war) The major question I have with all this is what about Undergraduate school? What program does the Natl Guard offer for undergrad or can I do Army ROTC and transfer into this National Guard ASR program? I still have more questions on minor details that I will ask after reading some of your responsed. Please correct anything that I am misunderstanding and fill in holes if I'm not seeing the entire picture. I'd like to make the military a career so I'm not too concerned with racking up years of service obligation as long as I'm not being moved base to base often which from another post it doesn't seem like the National Guard does, but the AF, Navy, and Army does do. Thank you in advance for all your help. I'm scheduled to meet with a National Guard recruiter and doctor sometime this week, but would like to hear your opinions so I don't go in there and get sweet talked into a lie.