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How Do Medical Schools View Applicants Who Have Undergone Mandatory Military Service?


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During the EC screening process how do you think med schools view applicants who have undergone mandatory service in countries such as Israel, Singapore, South Korea etc?

I understand that military service is looked upon favourably but this usually applies to voluntary reserve enlisting, or military vets.

I did voluntarily apply for the Korean Navy (I still had a Korean citizenship at the time so it was more of a pick your poison-type-deal.) which is regarded as more difficult and longer than the other options (air and armed). 

I would say the biggest things you learn are teamwork, endurance, good judgement, and the ability to work under pressure.

Just interested to hear opinions.

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