An 18-year old aspirant wrote to Stew Smith about his long-term career plans about how to transition from Special Ops medic to a medical career. This is possible as attested by the success of Jonny Kim and Philip Nordstrom. Stew Smith suggests attending a college for a few years after service and becomes a physician’s assistant. The University of North Carolina School of Medicine has a program for veterans seeking this career path. Another option he recommends is going for a pre-med college curriculum or the paramedic course option.