First, BEFORE ANYTHING, I need to address the two different branches. I went to the USAFA Seminar and my brother has an Army ROTC scholarship. Therefore, I applied to only the USAFA and only for an army ROTC scholarship and figured I would choose the one that wanted me...however. I have received an appointment to the USAFA for the class of 2019, AND I was awarded a four year Army ROTC scholarship to my dream civy school, University of Illinois. (Btw I am a female, if that matters) Anyways...it has been my dream over anything to become a surgeon. I have done a copious amount of medical programs over the summers to validate that this is the career path I want and it is. I am torn between the academy and ROTC. I feel as if ROTC would put be in a better position because I would be part of the army and later on being a surgeon would make most sense. Yet the academy is something i've wanted forever. I feel as if need to get ROTC and the academy out of the way, and pick which branch is better suited for me. Any advice?