Just was thinking about the scoring card used during the military match process, and I was wondering if a PGY-1 year is considered "previous military experience"? That should give some people more hope of landing a residency spot without doing a FS tour. I also wanted to know if anyone knows how strictly the program directors follow the score card when choosing applicants. I have heard landing a residency spot can be heavily influenced by who you know in some civilian residencies. How far do connections help in military medicine?