Hello, I am currently a sophomore in high school. I have been interested in going to West Point for years now and I am sure I am heading in the right direction for acceptance. Anyway, my question regards the medical school program offered at West Point. Question 1: I have heard the med program referred to as premed school and as med school. Is the medical school program a fully accredited program or will I have to go to another medical school after my compulsory service is finished? Question 2: I have also heard that upon being accepted into the med program, you incur 7 more years of obligatory service, which would be a total of 12 years of mandatory service. With that said, would that mean I would be in college and in the military for 16 years? (12 years of service plus 4 years of education would be the 16 years.) Question 3: Do I have to become a medical officer in the U.S Army after graduation from West Point and the med program? I hope to become an intelligence officer but I would like to be a surgeonafter I leave the service. I realize that it would be recommended to be a med officer after graduation, but that is besides the point. Thank you in advance for answering my questions.