DoDMERBS medical exam

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  1. rotcpapa

    rotcpapa New Member

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    Hello,
    I am sorry if I have missed this in the threads, but I did a search and couldn't find what I was looking for.

    Can anyone who knows tell me what physical "activities" take place in the medical exam portion of DodMERBS process for AROTC Scholarship? (i.e. do you have to duckwalk, jump, run, etc.)

    I am not asking if the DR will examine BP, pulse, certain "areas" of the body, etc. I am just asking about proof of physical abilities.

    My son is a wrestler and has a tournament Sat 12/21 (his appt is Monday 12/23) and will wrestle 5 matches. He is sure to be stiff and sore. We don't want ANY appearance of an issue to raise any eyebrows (such as walking stiff and etc.), so just trying to get mentally prepared.

    The underlying issue is that he had ACL reconstruction surgery 3 years ago. has been fully cleared, played 3 yrs of varsity football and in the middle of his 3rd yr (since the surgery) of varsity wrestling as a starter since the surgery. We recently went back to the surgeon to get checked out and all is well....have letter in hand that the surgeon has given my son a full clean bill of health without restriction. BUT, since there is this history we don't want anything to cause the DR to ask more questions. So, I just need to know how early do I need to wake my son and get him moving, stretching and such to work out any cobwebs from a long weekend of wrestling.

    I am hoping that ACL surgery 3 yrs ago with a full medical clearance and 3 yrs of full participation in sports like football and wrestling without issue or incident will not DQ him...especially with a letter from the DR and all records ready to go if needed.

    Thanks for any help & thoughts!
     
  2. CannotBeDisplayed

    CannotBeDisplayed Member

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    I can't tell you if they'll do any extra tests because of the ACL surgery, but the basic exam for me had me walk a few feet toe to toe, and then my basic brain reflexes and abilities were tested. E.g. close your eyes and touch your nose, tap your knee with a little hammer. That was about the only physical activity involved.
     
  3. navydad17

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    Our DS, now a Plebe at the USNA, didn't have to do any of those physical activities that you described. Just the basic reflexes as CannotBeDisplayed mentioned.

    Good Luck!!
     
  4. rotcpapa

    rotcpapa New Member

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    Thank you CBD and NavyDad. Your info is pretty much what I thought I had discovered, but it is nice to have a little confirmation from people who have experienced it.

    Hoping you all have a Merry Christmas!
     

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