Hello, (Sorry if this is a dumb question or a repeated question. I am a newbie here and not familiar with the military system.) My DS has received appointments from two SAs he applied to - West Point and Annapolis. We are very excited to have this great privilege from these highly regarded schools. (His brief stats: A varsity captain, club president, several awards, weighted gpa 4.5, sat 2300+, sat2 math 800, bio 780, several APs all 5s.) He plans on visiting both SAs (Overnight Visit in West Point and Candidate Visit Weekend in Annapolis) to decide where to attend eventually. I am sure that my DS will get a taste of what the life at each SA will be like through the visits and that the visits will help him get more info on each SA for his decision. As a parent, there's one thing I would like to help my DS take into account for his decision - his career goal inside and outside(i.e. after) the military system. At the moment, he is interested in pre-med track to become a doctor inside/outside the military and hopes to be able to work/volunteer in underprivileged areas/countries later. (I think I have seen some conflicting/negative/discouraging comments in the forums(SDN) saying that going through SAs is one of difficult paths to become a doctor though, maybe due to extended service commitments?) Assuming that my DS sticks to this goal of becoming a doctor through SAs: Q1) Can you please share your experiences or ideas of what career paths and options can be there and how rewarding that can be? Q2) What SA would be a better choice in this case? Thanks a lot for your help, John D.