I recently talked to this Navy Doc at Walter Reed, and he informed me that one can still practice for up to 10 years in the military without being board certified - since they are badly hurting for docs. He said just don't worry too much about passing or not, just get through your fellowship and then practice for 10 years or so. By then, you will be tasked with administrative and political stuff anyway. Stay in militarymed and u can retired. Be glad you're in. Is this true? Don't worry too much about the board result?