I am a recent appointee to the Air Force Academy and must make a decision by May 1st (as many of you know). Here's my dilemma: I want to pursue medicine (perhaps aerospace medicine, which sparked my interest in the Academy in the first place). I know that medical school spots at the Academy are incredibly difficult to receive, and require a ton of work. I was accepted into a BS/MD accelerated medical school program at my Plan B school, where I also was given a scholarship covering full tuition, room and board, books and fees, a personal stipend, and a stipend for a study abroad experience. I currently work in a medical research lab at this University, and I was just offered a fellowship to get (substantially) paid to continue working there during the summer before I potentially begin as an undergrad. Medicine has been my dream forever, and I actually only began looking into the Academy in October (it came as a shock to me that I received an Appointment). However, I have quickly fallen in love, especially with the leadership and character training aspects. Although I view the Academy as a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and I know that serving through medicine in the military would help me become an incredible doctor, I'm afraid of not receiving a medical school spot. Any advise on which avenue I should pursue?