10+ Year Member
- Apr 24, 2008
Hello everyone, and thanks in advance for your help. I am currently a senior applying to medical schools (3.6, 31P). I have no acceptance in hand, but I am very interested in the HPSP scholarship. A few questions for you all (and sorry in advance if I am beating a dead horse here). I have allergic asthma (non- excercise: i run around 20 miles a week w/o inhaler). It is completely controlled by periodic allergy shots. Do I have any chance of obtaining a waiver from either the USAF or the Navy? Secondly, If I post stellar board scores, what are the odds that I will be placed into GMO/FS? I really like the idea of surgery (any kind, ortho, trauma, thoracic etc...). The commitment to the military has no bearing on me, and is something that actually excites me, but how realistic is it the think that if I do well in school and boards that I could place into some type of surgical residency? If I dont match, how long before I can reapply? Thank you again for your input, and I apologize again If this has been beaten to death.