SA Military Health Services Opens MSDS 2024 Applications - Download PDF Now

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SAMHS-2025.pdfThe SA Military Health Service forms an integral part of the SA Military and is recruiting now for a range of specialist medical functions as part of the Military Skills Development System. If you want to a career in a medical field this could be the answer for you.


The South African Military Health Service (SAMHS), through the Military Skills Development System (MSDS), is offering young South African citizens an opportunity to serve in uniform on a two-year contract.

The recruits will receive military training and further functional training in their first year of service. During the second year of service, depending on the duration of the functional orientation, they will be  deployed where needed and given opportunity to apply their knowledge and develop their skills.

General Requirements:

  • RSA Citizen
  • 18-22 years of age (with grade 12)
  • 18-26 (3 years Tertiary Qualification) when reporting
  • Admission Point Score (APS) of 24 and above, excluding Life Orientation(LO).
  • Have no criminal record or pending cases
  • Comply with medical fitness requirements for appointment
  • No visible tattoos (legs, Lower Arm, Neck and Face)
  • Physical Fitness Test will be conducted during selections

Specialist Fields Of Interest that You can Choose Include:

  • Patient Administration
  • Dog Handler
  • Logistics
  • Medical Support Operations
  • Counter intelligence
  • Corporate Communications
  • Human Resource
  • Chemical Biological Radiation Defence
  • Environmental Health
  • Musician
  • Dental assistant
  • Nursing Diploma
  • Auxiliary Nursing
  • Emergency Care Assistant

To find out more about the MSDS - and to apply - download the official application forms and submit to the SA Military Health Service.

The SAMHS would like to stress to the public that they must never pay for the application forms, or pay for submitting their applications.




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