I applied for the ARMY PGY1 residency program as a Civilian this year. Match came out on Dec. 18th for 2009 starting year. I did not match!!??? How is this possible if the ARMY has already a huge shortage of doctors. Went through the phase 1 & 2 physical exam and height/weight and passed them all and my application was ready to be sent out to Kentucky for my potential commission. I am confused, I was approved to apply and was placed on the merit list. Had passed step 1 & 2ck/cs, graduated from medical school within the United States of America and am a born American citizen with no prior criminal or drug convictions. This is absolutely a lot of horse s**t. I am not happy about this at all. I have just recently read an article that was widely released from the pentagon stating that they have a huge shortage of physician residents in the military and now for the 2010 year they would be excepting visa status medical grads for residency. How the hell could this be if they wont let a guy like me get excepted. They had more positions available then they had resident applications this year!!! I am so damn mad about this. I am considering taking the next step and writing a letter of complaint to many people of higher positions. This is just not right or fair! Since when can the ARMY be so damn picky with an already short staff of physicians??? Bunch of morons!