No. Students complete a preference statement on interview day ranking their interest in the branches of service. Every effort is made to accommodate this preference. However, when an individual is recommended for acceptance by the Admissions Committee and approved by the Dean for the School of Medicine, he or she will be offered an appointment in the Public Health Service if there are seats available. If there is no space available, a candidate may be offered admission to another branch of service or placed on the Public Health Service Wait List.