DODMERB... Then what

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  1. Capt. Ahab

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    So I am DODMERB qualified (AFROTC), which is a blessing.

    I am wondering when the next medical exam is that I will have to take. Just for the sake of keeping records together to better prepare myself.

    Would it be (if I get rated) when I go for pilot testing or whatever other positions there are? I know before I commission I will need another exam. They don't give another at FT?



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  2. Pima

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    You will take a very short exam for SFT, but it is only for the purpose to guarantee your shots are up to date. At least that was the way it use to be for contracted cadets.

    The rated exam is done during the summer of your rising senior yr. This is a combination commissioning exam and the FAA FC1 physical. It is 3 days and they will send you to Wright Pat AFB.

    The only caveat is if you have a 3 year scholarship (type7 converted to a type 2) . if you took the exam during the summer, than you may have to take the exam again to contract because the exam is valid for two years. I.E. if you took the exam in August, but won't start school until September than the exam will no longer be valid.
     
  3. Capt. Ahab

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    The rated exam would count as your commissioning exam?
    If you have any knowledge on disqualifications from being FC1, do they allow you to fix them? For example, if they see you have a cavity, will they allow you to correct it and submit the paper work?
     
  4. Pima

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    If things are the same by the time you go through the process in 2017 than yes, the exam will also count as your commissioning exam. The fact is the FC1 is more intense than the DoDMERB. For example they will do an EKG. The last doc you will see, or at least our DS did was a flight doc

    A cavity is not going to be a DQ. Wisdom teeth maybe, but it will be more of a remedial. Get them removed and voila you are qualified.

    If they DQ you there will be placed into the waiver process. The fact is they may decide to waive you for commissioning, but not for FC1. If that occurs than you will go to the non-rated board as a 400.

    That all being said you have many hurdles to clear before this is even going to be a factor in your life. SFT selection will be the first. Remember that board does not know you are scholarship. You get no extra edge, the slate is cleared clean the minute you step foot into your detachment. Four years and a lot can happen. You could play intramural soccer and break a bone. You could decide the AF is not for you after your freshmen year. You could decide to apply for the AFA, and their exams are not done at WPAFB.

    Enjoy the moment of having a scholarship and no medical issues. Life will go fast enough come this summer.
     

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