My husband will be done with his civilian radiology residency in the summer of 2008. We have found that our initial decision to sign up for the AF scholarship hasn't proven as wise of an action as we perceived it nine years ago (but hey, we were young and clueless ). We made our decision to join the AF largely for financial reasons (not wanting to go into debt). We had no idea what kind of physician he would end up wanting to be and we really were oblivious to the salaries that physicians made so the AF scholarship seemed very attractive. Radiology as it turns out is one of the highest paying jobs in the medical field (paying off our medical debt would have been quite easy) and hence making the AF scholarship decision a poor choice. Despite that we have decided to make the best of what laid before us. We thought that we could go overseas and live somewhere in Europe for 4 years....you know, enjoy living in another country, learn another language ect sounded like fun and the military is a great way to get that experience. Anyway, we are now trying to do research on the likelihood of getting matched where we want to be and we are getting very nervous. We still have yet to meet anyone in the AF that is in radiology and could fill us in on what to expect. Do you mind if I ask you a couple of questions?..... Does anyone have any idea how many bases we get to rank? Can we mix overseas bases with stateside bases in our rank list or do they limit you to one or the other? What is the likelihood is to get what you want? Since radiologists are badly needed in the AF (there is a shortage of them if I understand correctly) can we assume that we will be more likely to get the spot we want? Is there anything we can do to increase our likelihood of getting what we want? When do we typically find out where we will be assigned? Any info would be greatly appreciated!!