Was browsing through the boards to see if there was any cases similar to mine here but didn't see any. I am currently in the military and am getting to the point where I need to grow up and get a job. I am trying to figure out if it would be feasible for me to attempt becoming a doctor with a worst case (based on timing) scenario. If I wait until I am retired, I will have 20 years as an officer, be a 41 y/o, BS in engineering, and an MA in national security. I am a pilot so have zero experience in military medicine (besides the yearly physicals ), would I need to take time to do the volunteer work/shadowing/mentoring that I have been reading about? Does the military service count for brownie points with the admissions boards? I know I have to to take a couple of of the pre-reqs since my BS didn't require them. I want to start those sooner than later but don't want to waste time with something that isn't realistic either.