HPSP applicants: Medicare counts your prelim yr in the mil. in thir GME funding math (DME). If you decide not to train in the mil. after finishing your tour you could face trouble. E.g., if you did a TRI in the mil., became a GMO and then left the mil, you may not match to e.g. EM. Most programs are PGY 1-3/4, and the (repeated) PGY-1 would be funded at 50% level only. The program would have to provide ~ $15-25K from their funds to pay for your salary/benefits. This will not help your application! I was told this by a PD recently. When I was thinking about taking HPSP, I was told that the prelim yr in the navy would not count against me in my future residency training--either false (ignorance) or a lie. However, if applying to a PGY-2 program (e.g. anesth), you should have not problems: your mil. prelim satisfies their prelim requirement. Just thought you should know--a bad deal!