Hi, Since wanting to join the army I've always wanted to be a "Medic", so was immediately drawn to the role of CMT. I have good GCSE's and 360 UCAS points from a BTEC National Diploma, so my careers adviser pointed me down the officer route. Have just passed the Briefing with a Category 2 of 3 months to work on fitness. Originally I was thinking about being a Medical Support Officer, but from what I've been told/researched, MSO's don't actually received any Medical Training or go out on patrols. Because of that, I'm put off being an MSO from direct officer entry (am now considering Infantry, Armoured or Intelligence). I'm being drawn to officer largely because of the career benefits of Sandhurst should I leave the army, but a part of me still really wants to be a "Medic" and I'm tempted to join as a CMT then re-apply to be an MSO after a few years experience treating casualties in the field. Question: If I already possess the minimum academic requirements, once serving as a soldier, what would be the soonest that I could re-apply for officer entry? I understand that I'd still have to pass Briefing/Main Board, but is this route possible? Many thanks. I'm 20 by the way.