and joining the Army. A little bit aboot myself. First year dental student, I was considering the scholarship (Health professions scholarship program) before this year but decided against it. Essentially I am considering having them pay the last 3 years of my dental school...serve 3 active in return (+1 year neutral AEGD residency) + 4 IRR. I haven't decided completely or anything but am seriously considering it. I'd spend 3 summers (one of them to go to OBC) between dental school (6 weeks) as 2LT in MSC, after I graduate get O3 Dental Corps. Tell me about life as an officer in the Army, maybe TurboManiacal can chime in here. I understand I will not be a line officer and (hopefully) will not have that asshole mentality that plagues all teh doctors out there...realizing the Army is there for those guys out on the line, you're just there to support them. As far as deployments go, I know Korea is 1 year unaccompanied, what about a place like Germany. Are all the other foreign assignments 3 years or are they 2? The reason I ask is looking this far down the line, if I do plan on getting out after 4 years, I don't know how I'd be applying for civillian/VA jobs in the states while I am overseas. APFT - I think I can score pretty decent on this, need to get my run up, I'm pretty skinny, just need to get back into cardio . I'd like to hear any advice or whatever. I will have like 10k in loans coming in...is it possible to save any money during say 4 years in the service? Or does everyone live paycheck to paycheck?