Hi all, Wondering if you could help me with a few things I'm not too sure about, I admit from the start I don't know too much, but have had a search of ARRSE and have a rough idea of what the deal with training etc. I'm a third year medical student and I have recently got the paper work to join my local field hospital. Don't really fancy the OTC, I have a cheap enough bar at my union . Not sure about a cadetship just yet, think I would rather see some speciality rotations before making my mind up. As I understand it, it is a total of four weeks training, ending up with a commission? It can either be done as:- a.) a four week block (probably in a years time from now, next July/August) b.) a two week initial block ( I think this is Phase 1A from my searching?) followed by a two week block at RMAS. c.) 6 weekends of Phase 1A followed by two weeks at RMAS. I understand that PQOs get commissioned before undertaking the training, but at my unit the recruiting captain told me I wouldn't have to go for AOSB? Also, is there a minimum age for medical students to undergo all this training? The captain said I would get put on the Phase 1A ASAP,, could I get commissioned in my third year? I'm not sure what I would/could contribute to the unit as a 2Lt in my third year, don't want to look a bit of a fool/walt(? hoping this is correct use of the word ) turning up without even being able to scribble a signature on anything! Any advice/input would be greatly appreciated and sorry in advance if these are noddy questions!