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Is it possible to be exempted from NS?
Exemption. Complete NS exemptions are rare, usually resulting from permanent disabilities or severe medical conditions to be graded PES F by the SAF Medical Board. National policies have been progressively tightened to close up any loopholes that are exploited by draft evaders.
Can doctors join the military?
To become a medical doctor in the military, you have two choices: the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS) or the Health Professions Scholarship Program (HPSP). If you take the HPSP path, you will attend a civilian med school and are commissioned in the U.S. military after graduating.
Can Army doctors retire early?
The Supreme Court will hear on Friday a plea by some doctors of the Army Medical Corps (AMC) who want their retirement age to be raised to 65 years from the existing 60 or 62 years. The decision to raise the retirement age of the doctors was announced by the Prime Minister, and it became effective from May 31, 2016.
Is it possible to be a medical officer for NS?
If it is a local school, NUS or NTU, you are qualified to serve as a medical officer for NS. Overseas institutions require approval from Mindef as you are classified as a risk of avoiding NS. There has been a Cambridge medicine student who was denied deferment. You have to contact Manpower Base for more information.
Is National Service still a hot topic in Singapore?
National Service (NS) is ever the hot topic in Singapore, being one of the few matters that always sparks debate and spurs discussion. Possible alternatives to defaulting if your child is unable to serve.
Are Singapore PRs liable to be called up for NS?
“Males who are granted Singapore PR, and who were previously Singapore Citizens or Singapore Permanent Residents, are liable to be called up for NS regardless of the type of PR status they have been granted.” This is the official line.
Can a Singaporean citizen serve in the Singapore military after 21?
Singaporean citizenship cannot be renounced until the age of 21. So once the child gets citizenship he has it with him until he is 21, which necessitates the whole deferment thing above. If he decides to serve/ has no choice but to serve: he must still decide which citizenship he wants before he turns 22.