Hi, I am new to this board and hope you can help me out. I am trying to put together a crime story and one of the protagonists is Lynda, a medical doctor. Currently I am working on her background: Lynda grew up in a small town in Oregon, but always wanted to move into the city to Portland. So when the time was right, she started studying medicine at OHSU in Portland and later began an internship at a hospital there. But she grew restless again and wanted to help our troops overseas. So she became a combat medic for the US Army. After her training cycle she was deployed somewhere in the middle east. She saw some action there but mostly had to tend to superficial wounds. After several months she returned to the States, where my story then starts. My questions now revolve around the part of being a combat medic. How would a young female doctor approach something like that? What options does she have? How long does she have to sign up for? What if she wants out? Does the time count as an internship or a residency? Thank you for your help!