Joining as a doctor in the army medical core

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  1. Khan_patriot
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    I am a fsc student pre med and wanted to ask that what exactly are the opportunities for doctors in the army besides the office and hospital work (i understand that most of work will be office work etc) bt this i mean will i get to go to the war zone and fight etc, i saw on the website about the diving medicine officer and the flight surgeon course what exactly is this, can someone please explain, the one last question is that can a doctor from the army volunteer for the ssg as a medic or something and for that it is said that ''medical category A'' is required what exactly is this...thanks in advance
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    any replies....????
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    Wouldn't it be better to get more information after you get into medical school?

    Otherwise, you could try for the ISSB route if you want to fight. The SSG chance comes later.
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    yeah but my first priority is ssg and i dont want to end up in army medical college and find out that i cant volunteer for ssg...
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    I don't think being in AMC is a bar to volunteering for the SSG, but it may be better to get to SSG through more conventional pathways.
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    i want to join army as i have competed my inter education....

    please tell me how to do so??

    please tell me how to do so??
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    As I understand you want to join AMC and then join SSG. Well this is incredibly rare but it has been
    done before by only 7 people with my dad being one of them. The thing to note is that anyone can apply for SSG from any core. If you pass the selection test and training then you will be enlisted into SSG as a commando - NOT as a medic (if you want that then you can get postings to SSG bases but from what I understand you want a fighting role). As I said it has been done before but it is extremely difficult for
    doctors to be eligible to apply let alone make it. SSG is primarily for PMA officers - not AMC doctors. The last doctor commando was more than 10 years ago so MAKE SURE YOU ASK CURRENT AMC STAFF IF IT IS STILL POSSIBLE TO JOIN SSG. If it is still possible Here are some things to bear in mind

    1 - To go to the SSG selection test you need to be relieved from you're unit. As there is a shortage of doctors most units don't let them do this which is why doctor commandos are so rare. It would really help if you already have family in the army - seems unfair but this will only give you you're
    opportunity (not guarantee into SSG). But if you don't have any family don't worry - when the time
    comes and you're intentions are pure Allah will make a path for you

    2 - The last age for SSG selection test entry is 25. Most PMA officers take commision when they are
    20. This means they have 5 years of tries to get in. However, as a doctor you have 5-6 years and would apply after 1 year of house job meaning you are likely to be 25 and the oldest applicant. Therefore, it is imperative you treat it as do or die as you will not get another opportunity (this age limit further goes to show that SSG is not designed to made easy for doctors to join)

    3 - IT IS EXTREMELY TOUGH! - you need to make sure you're intentions and motivations are pure and justified. Doing it for the uniform or pride will not get you through. The process involves a 3 day selection test after which successful applicants are called for 9 months training. In the first six weeks their aim is to break you mentally and physically - this is when the most applicants drop out. Overall only 15% of the applicants who pass the selection test get into SSG. Make sure you are mentally and physically fit.

    It would be worth while considering if you are so determined to fight why not join PMA? Even if you do not get into SSG you will still be a soldier. Also it is much easier to get into SSG for PMA officers. You need to think about why you are going through AMC as it seems much more probable to achieve your goals through PMA. FINALLY REMEMBER TO TALK TO AMC STAFF DIRECTLY AND ASK THEM THE RULES!!!
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    hi
    i just cleared the ssrc for gdmo in army....can any one tell me are there any other units except SSG which army doctor can join ????
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    What do they test in initial 3 days?
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    I'm a 2nd year cadet in amry medical college and I'm seriously intended to join SSG.
    Can you please tell me that what do they test in initial 3 days? I mean does the test comprise of physical and verbal (psychological) aspects?
    And What are the initial physical standards for it?
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    Doctors cant join the SSG.

    Though no one stops them from volunteering, but with (almost) no physical conditioning as compared to regular officers, a doc might just not be able to get through the rigors of selection into SSG.
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    Son, it is Army Medical Corps and NOT Army Medical Core.
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    ASSALAM O ALAICUM,i am a final year MBBS student,can anyone please tell me what is the procedure for joining army as a GDMO ,what are the criteria and which type of exam i'll have to pass?is there any theoretical exam or viva based on clinical knowledge?and what about medical and physical exam?please tell me in detail..i am in dow university of health sciences in karachi so what is the procedure here in karachi ,house job is must for doctors before joining army?anyone who is GDMO kindly tell me all these in detail i'll be very grateful.
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    so the Doctors in army role is not just limited to medics but into fighting as well?

    i mean they can be deployed in hard areas like waziristan to fight against the talibans or just deployed there to support the other troops with medics?

    is there any major difference between

    a student of army medical college from start and than captain
    and a student of other medical college but after completed mbbs went into army as captain?
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    Thank God someone corrected this. Please don't join the Army if you don't even know the basics that it is corps and not core.

    Like they say if you get the small things wrong then God forbid you do the big things.

    My advice is that 1st make reading and education your priority, get the basics right then build on this solid foundation. Too many people in PK take short cuts and due to weaknesses in the system they get away with it but nevertheless low quality is low quality and hence end up not serving the country and the people properly.

    So if all us want to serve our nation I suggest we (inc me) make our foundations and basics strong. Once that is done the rest will come naturally.