MBBS Candidate for Career Opportunities in Indian Army

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army-doctorMedical profession is a noble, respectable and an adequately earning profession in the society. In an era of specialization, a MBBS doctor can’t rely completely on his basic graduation degree and has to strive hard for post graduate studies and further super specialty courses. With an emergence of number of medical colleges and subsequent increase in number of MBBS seats, competition for MD/MS courses and super specialty courses is becoming tougher. The cut throat competition in medical profession makes it difficult for the aspiring candidates to get admission for higher studies and also to earn handsomely. Army Medical Corps(AMC) provides you an opportunity to develop oneself, pursue higher studies, gain social respect and most important to serve the nation!

In addition to the professional growth and development, the adventure and extra-curricular activities in the service ensure an all round development of an officer essential to survive in today’s competitive world. Apart from attractive pay and perks, this service also offers the best life style and professional growth.

To gain entry into AMC, you can take admission to Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC), Pune after passing 10+2 examination through NEET and complete your MBBS to be commissioned in the rank of Captain or equivalent. The other option available for civilian doctors, who have completed their MBBS from any MCI recognized medical college is to apply for commission in AMC as a Short Service Commission officer based on the notification by Army. The candidate has to full fill the eligibility criteria in terms of age below 45 years, educational criteria of completion of MBBS graduation and the physical fitness criteria.

After the qualification through personal interview of candidates conducted by the board of officers, the candidates undergo physical tests and get the joining letter as a commissioned officer in Army, Navy or Air Force in the rank of Captain or equivalent.

If you join AMC after completion of your MD /NIS or any diploma in medical field then you additionally get an antedate seniority of up to forty two months. The officer on commissioning (as Capt/Equivalent) gets employed as per service requirement of Armed Forces in any part of the country or abroad in Army, Navy or Air Force. He also gets promotion in the rank of Major, Lt Col and Col after completion of four, eleven and eighteen years of service respectively. SSC officer also gets an opportunity after completion of four years of physical service to appea Departmental Pe Commission in AMC so a: till the age of retiree SSC officer, one can se fourteen years of service.

The most important advantage of gaining entry into AMC is an opportunity to get oneself updated for MD/MS/DNB examination through separate Army quota. The present day competition for gaining an admission for MD/MS or any post graduate course is the challenging task for every MBBS graduate. There is a tough competition amongst medical graduates for getting post graduate seats through NEET examination for which candidates invest number of years of their preparation as well as a hefty amount of fees and donation. AMC provides the best opportunity to appear for MD/MS/DNB or different diploma courses from the reputed medical colleges or hospitals of Armed Forces through separate Army Quota to be filled based on NEET examination ranking. The competition is lesser for Army Quota as compared to the general quota competition. Getting admission for any post graduate course or further super specialty course is a turning point in a medical graduate’s life and AMC provides the best opportunity for the same.

Guest Post: Satish Dhage