Friday, February 20, 2009
Paying the Bills
So I've been getting a lot of mail from the Air Force and the Navy lately offering to pay for medical school. Free books and tuition, a monthly stipend and a hefty signing bonus are obviously attractive selling points in this economy, but I don't know how I feel about the service commitment. I'm already looking at a minimum of nine more years of education, would I be willing to tack on another four years of obligation after that? Sure it would be a great experience, a chance to serve my country, and hopefully a way to see the world, but I wonder how it would affect my career and plans to have a family. Something to keep thinking about, but I guess I should focus on applying and getting into schools first.