Hello, I was hoping the combined collective of the RAMC here might be able to help me. Having made the rather surprising, both to myself and those that know me!, decision to try to actively pursue a 2nd degree (this one in medicine) I was hoping to garner some information from yourselves as I would like to still do regular service even if it's in a medical capacity. Therefore I was curious about a great many things but the first is that of the Army Medical Cadetship, there isn't too much information online bar what you will get and 5 year old testimonials by then current medical cadets. So any info that could be provided about this route would be appreciated, the commitments/opportunities the Army provides for your development, would I be allowed to stay with my TA regiment etc. The next question raised was that of the PRHO year. From some of the literature I assume this is done with the Army? Again any info would be appreciated. Then, in more broader strokes I was hoping to know a little more about how an MO fits into the Army. Can they go near the 'front lines' as the, if you'll excuse the comparison, the far higher publisised US Army Doctors do? Can you do a tour as an RMO or do you need specialisations to get to that area? Finally, career wise, if someone wasn't tempted to go to civvie street is there the option there to carry on to a full army career? Is the career progression reasonable or do you top out at a certain level and it becomes 'dead mans shoes'? All help/guidance/information would be very gratefully recieved as, whilst I always secretly harboured a desire to go into medicine, I never thought the option would be open to me until now and I find myself having to move very quickly to try to make it a reality. Oh and if you have any opinions on Peninsula or St Georges Medical School it would be fantastically helpful.