I know that, with only 2 weeks to go before Raleigh, I'm asking this question incredibly late. However, I didn't think to ask it here before now. I've completed the application process to enter as a MA(SM) and I go for basic training in a couple of weeks. When I was going through the application process it was suggested several times that I go in as an officer, the problem was that, because I was doing a degree in Biochemistry the AFCO said that it didn't sound medical enough (even though it's very similar to Biomedical Science) for me to apply for a medical officer position but other officer positions could be applied for with a degree in Biochem. In the end I stuck to my original decision and applied to be a MA(SM) because the job is something I really want to do. When I went on the RNAC I was again asked why I didn't apply for direct officer entry, in fact, I was told by one person, in no uncertain terms, to go back to my AFCO and reapply to be an officer. From what I currently know, what I'm currently doing seems like the right course of action, I'm just concerned there's some significant fact I've missed.