DoDMERB

Discussion in 'Coast Guard Academy - USCGA' started by Hopeful2015, Nov 6, 2010.

  1. Hopeful2015

    Hopeful2015 New Member

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    I can't find any information on blood testing done by the CGA or DoDMERB prior to admission to the academy, but I would imagine that one's blood is tested. Am I correct? Not a problem for me medically- just emotionally, I have to pump myself up before having blood drawn because it freaks me out!

    Thanks!
     
  2. USNA1982BGO

    USNA1982BGO Retired Staff Member

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    No blood drawn; unless this has changed since 09.
    Only a small finger sample to test iron level for females (at least, that was our cadet's experience).
     
  3. MullenLE

    MullenLE Member

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    DoDMERB does NOT draw any blood:thumb:
     
  4. maxcab

    maxcab New Member

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    I don't recall having my blood drawn as a part of the admissions physical through DoD, but it was taken over the swab summer medical screening during the first week of summer training.
     
  5. Hopeful2015

    Hopeful2015 New Member

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    Thank you guys!
     
  6. USNA1982BGO

    USNA1982BGO Retired Staff Member

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    Don't worry, the worst part of the DoDMERB exam was just waiting for the doc to fill out all the forms :biggrin:
     
  7. LadderdaddyO

    LadderdaddyO Founding Member

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    Hi everyone,
    DS DODMERB application information now states

    Agency: US Coast Guard Academy
    Current Medical Status: In Process (as of 01-DEC-10 )
    Anyone have a clue what in Process means?

    Thanks
     
  8. leapyear

    leapyear Member

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    Did he have his physical recently? My son's DoDMERB status was the same as yours right after the doctor submitted the physical results. After DoDMERB approved everything, the status changed to "Qualified."
     
  9. OhioStateDad

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    The same happened with my DS:wink:
     
  10. LadderdaddyO

    LadderdaddyO Founding Member

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    His physical was done months ago. Maybe his teacher finally got around to sending his information and now has a whole package.
     

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