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How to join Indian Army as a Doctor

Recruitment to the medical posts are through Permanent Commission (PC) and Short Service Commission (SSC)

50% of the graduates passing out from the Armed Forces Medical College Pune are taken directly into Permanent Commission and the rest are offered Short Service Commission. Doctors from civil medical colleges are offered only SSC entry. SSC officers are required to serve for a minimum period of 5 years. The SSC may be extended by another two terms of 5 years and then 4 years up to a maximum of 14 years. AFMC graduates offered SSC are required to serve for a minimum period of 7 years extendable by another 7 years.

Short Service Commission

Upper Age Limit- 45 Years

Notification for the post of doctors (married/unmarried – male and female) in the Indian Navy through SSC are published in leading newspapers once a year. Eligible candidates are called for an interview at New Delhi to assess their merit and suitability for grant of Short Service Commission in the Army Medical Corps and subsequent secondment to the Navy. Based on the results of the interview, candidates who have been shortlisted are subjected to a medical examination at designated Armed Forces hospitals in New Delhi. Medically fit candidates are granted commission subject to verification procedures as deemed necessary as required for commissioning. Postgraduate degree holders i.e. MD/MS/MCh/DM may also apply.

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