First and foremost, I am a lowly pre-med, so take what I have to say with a grain of salt. A good friend of mine was talking about the need for PCP's in the near future (She is a pharmacy student and it was a discussion in their class). It was an interesting conversation and she issued some valid points that I never contemplated. Eventually, during the conversation, she assumed that I was going to become a pediatrician, because we both served at the same events during undergrad with youth and children. Also, we come from a SUPER small town (the max population is 2,000, if you count the cows lol). As crazy as it sounds, I don't see myself working with adults, but I know medical school may/will change that. As of right now, I picture myself pursuing pediatrics, but who knows what the future holds. To the point, she told me about a friend that received the HPSP scholarship. It seems like it is a nice setup if you decided primary care is your thing. But I am a little skeptical/afraid that if I were granted a scholarship, that during 3rd and 4th year rotations that I would regret that decision. I know you can wait until you finish residency and apply to the program, but the stipend every month is a huge factor in my pursuit to medical school. I am a first generation college student and my family was LUCKY to break 20k a year. So I know I will need all of the help I can get during/after medical school. Please don't misinterpret what I am saying. I wouldn't be applying for the scholarship because of the stipend, but I am just fearful of the "what if's" during my third and fourth year rotations. Any advice would be appreciated, thank you! Edit: I should have specified more on the "organizations/events." I served around 1,400 hours during undergrad with kids. This is why I am leaning towards pediatrics.