I am a 23 year old grad. about to embark upon a 5 (maybe 6) year undergraduate medicine course in September, and am playing on applying for a medical cadetship for the last 3 years. I've been assured by a recruiter that the program will be reestablished by then. For the first two (possibly 3) years I'd like to get involved somehow. I plan on applying for the bursary, and am also looking at OTC and TA. OTC is appealing due to social aspects and scheduling concerns, but as a 23 year old I may be a little old. TA is more appealing as there are more options, and I could go for 4 Para or 21 SAS if I am so inclined (and capable). I will probably be joining the TA (hopefully 4 Para) in the next few months (4-5 months before I would start uni. and join OTC). My questions: 1. Would 23 be a little old to do OTC, or are there a lot of more mature participants? 2. Could one do both TA and OTC? This is the TASO scheme, correct? How would I go about setting this up while already in TA? How big of a commitment would this be? Would you attend drill nights/weekends for both TA and OTC? 3. If I was awarded a cadetship, could I still do TA/OTC/TASO? Thank you for your help. Sorry for the long winded post.