I apologize for similiar posts, but my mind is spinning around in circles over this matter. This is in regards to the Air Force HPSP. I could just be misinterpreting the information available on these boards (highly likely). From what a recruiter tells me..... If I got accepted for a civilian residency but did not get accepted for a military residency, I would be GUARANTEED a deferment regardless of the specialty and whether or not it is needed by the military. He also says that the only people in FS spots are those that choose to be a FS as their first choice and those that do not match into military or civilian residency. There seems to be an unusually high number of flight surgeons to me, especially if these are the only two ways a person can become one. From these boards..... It seems that there is no guarantee and that there is a chance of being "pushed" into a GMO/FS spot. Is there anyone of this board who has been accepted to a civilian residency but been pushed into a GMO/FS spot? I would greatly appreciate feedback on this matter. I am very interested in military medicine, but I am not interested in getting screwed over due to false information from recruiters. I will mostly likely either do this program or the ARNG program.