Conditional Appointment

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  1. Cms204

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    I received an appointment to the USMMA yesterday conditional on medical qualifications. I know I need two waivers, one for hyperthyroidism and one for ADHD.

    My question is, why would they give me an appointment if they don’t know I can be qualified medically? Why not wait until they know I am medically qualified then send me an appointment.

    I have been trying to come up with some possible reasons. The first I thought about was that they just want to keep candidates as up to date as possible. Let the candidate know that they had an appointment. I also considered that the appointment process could be completely separate from the medical issues, which they are not involved in it and do not consider them.

    I received an email in early January from a Lieutenant at the USMMA involved in the waiver process. They asked me about my SATs and if I had any special accommodations, which I didn’t. This in itself tends to make me think that the appointment process and the medical waiver process are completely separate. If they were together, wouldn’t they already have things like my SAT scores?

    I emailed the Lieutenant again today saying I received an appointment conditional on medical qualifications and asked them if there was anything else they might need. Anyway, I guess I’m just looking for similar experiences, words of advice, that sort of thing.
     
  2. beyond

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    I don't think those two hand talk to each other at KP (Medical and Admissions), all admissions knows is if you passed or didn't pass your medical, not any of the details.

    I think you're also correct about trying to keep candidates as up to date as possible, in my case, I had a LOA BEFORE I had even taken my second dodmerb exam.

    So everything is true, now all you can do is wait for a waiver from KP. Best of luck!

    Beyond.
     
  3. Cms204

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    Thank you beyond for the input.
     
  4. ProudMom2014

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    Similar situation for my DS letter came before medical was cleared- need lots of documentation for a tree nut allergy! Hold on and it will all work out.... I called admissions one day and discovered that all clear was given and the BFE was on it's way via Fed Ex! Good Luck and welcome to the family:smile:
     

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