Hello everyone, I am currently a second year Air Force HPSP osteopathic medical student and recently got an email from the AF advertising for integrated flight surgeon/internal medicine residency, flight surgeon/EM residency, and flight surgeon/family medicine residency. I am most interested in general surgery or internal medicine. If I went the internal medicine route, I would want to do a civilian pulmonary critical care fellowship after my four-year commitment (I only plan to spend 4 years in the military). The majority of things I have heard about being a flight surgeon have been negative however, I cannot seem to find any threads on integrated flight surgeon/internal medicine. I personally think a flight surgeon would be a cool way to fulfill my obligation as a military physician but am wondering 1.) will I get paid the rate of a flight a flight surgeon or will I get paid the rate of an internal medicine physician in the military? (when I researched flight surgeon salary it was around 80,000/year while a physician in the military averages about 150-170ish) and 2.) will being a flight surgeon for four years increase/decrease my chances of obtaining a pulmonary critical care fellowship upon leaving the military? Thanks!