I was hoping that a few of you could donate some info about Navy emergency medicine. I am a 2nd year medical student, and the closer I get to my third year, the more I feel uninformed. As an Osteopathic student, would you recommend taking the USMLE if I am interested in EM or other moderately competitive specialties? On the average year how competitive is EM in the Navy? Are most deferred to civilian residencies? Would one recommend a surgical, transitional, or internal med internship? Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated. Also as a second year I have no idea what I will eventually go in to, so if any other specialties would like to comment please do.