I just received my AFHPSP acceptance yesterday. Money for medical school is not my most serious consideration, because my school offers an excellent program to defer a good deal of the costs until after residency. Also, the bureaucratic issues aren't such a big deal in my opinion, because as far as I can tell the military just trades some annoyances for others. As it stands right now, I definitely want to take this scholarship. My remaining doubt is whether I will feel the same 7 years from now. I have been interested in the military for a while, but I don't plan to make a career out of it, and so I am realizing that it is in my best interests to get my experience early. I realize that 7 years from now I may be married or engaged or in a very serious relationship, and I want to know how that has affected other people in this program. Let's say for the sake of argument that the female would be another doctor, give or take a year from me, and non-military. Can anybody lend me some words from experience about this? Was the SO able to get a civilian residency close to the base? I think that this is my last remaining doubt; I know that there will be positive and negative aspects of military years, but I don't want my service to become a burden on me beyond my professional life. If anyone can help me out on this (and the sooner the better) I would appreciate it. Thanks a million in advance for any advice for or against taking this.