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Right now I am a junior in undergrad pursuing a degree in pre-med. I am debating whether or not to apply for the HPSP scholarship during medical school. I would like to be a surgeon in the military but have read some information that makes me slightly concerned about this. For a few years I have been working in an Emergency Room at a Level II trauma hospital and absolutely love everything about it; I love how fast paced it is and treating trauma patients, etc. The one thing I hate is when I pick up hours in the ER at the small community hospital in my hometown. Everything there is so slow paced and I hate sitting there doing nothing. I was wondering what the chances are of being stationed somewhere with little to no action if I were to become a doctor in the military.
 

sonofva

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Chances are high that you will spend at least a few years of your career in a place with nothing exciting happening
 
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alpinism

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Agree with the above. If you want fast paced intense trauma you need to go to an inner city knife and gun club hospital, not join the military.
 
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j4pac

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Adrenaline seeking is not a good reason to go into the military. Join a skydiving or rock climbing club.
 
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