I'm looking for some honest advice from HPSP students. Any help is greatly appreciated. I've been in touch with a recruiter for the past month or so. I'm trying to figure what he says is true and what may be wrong. I'm not calling him a liar, but I want to match up what he says with what you've all experienced. I'll be graduating undergrad in May and entering med school in the fall. 1) Deployment: He said I'm not eligible to be deployed until 2019 at the soonest, or longer if I pick a long residency. Deployments are 90-180 days. True? Seems from people on here that deployments are usually 12-15 months. 2019 figure seems a bit off, too. I'll be class of 2013... done residency in 3-5 years... 2) Commitment: If I do a residency that lasts four or fewer years, I owe four years of active Army duty and four years as Inactive Ready Reserve. Nothing more. Nothing less. I feel like I'd owe more, for some reason. 3) Benefits: Paid healthcare for myself and my dependents. He's gone back and forth between saying it's paid during school and just during residency. I've asked him this question a few times but haven't gotten an answer yet: What are the benefits of HPSP, other than financial? What are the downsides of the program? (His answer to the last was "none.") Thanks for everyone's help.