I Day Medical Exam

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  1. AC11

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    Hello All,

    I know that there is a medical exam for all appointees on I Day, however, I was curious as to what it exactly entails? Is it like the DoDMERB exam all over again? Also, do appointees need to bring all of their medical records with them on I Day?

    I know I day is a little far away, but thanks for the help nonetheless!
     
  2. navydad17

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    This is a very good question. After I day, you'll understand exactly what I mean, but most Mids will tell you "I can't even remember." Their heads are swimming on I day.

    However, in most basic terms, it's not nearly as comprehensive as DoDMERB. They do a medical review of the records they have, to make sure they are most current. They will ask about any new injuries/illnesses, check height & weight, & probably check blood pressure. They also re-check vision.

    The big items that they do are take blood samples (6), and give all the required vaccinations. The blood draw was hard for our Mid. He got a little light headed and had to just sit there for a while.

    Kids with wavers are re-evaluated to make sure they can participate in Plebe Summer.

    Last year, we heard that about 6 kids got send home because they couldn't pass this medical exam.
     
  3. usna2018123

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    So if they send home 6...do they appoint 6 more?...Just curious.
     
  4. kinnem

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    Nope. Too late at that point if nothing else.
     
  5. navydad17

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    Then, a couple of days into Plebe Summer, they take urine (to check for drugs) & give the Mids a thorough dental exam.

    Your body belongs to the Navy now! :)
     
  6. faststreet

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    Are there minimums for the height and weight? My DS is a distance runner and swimmer. In the summer when he did his DoDMERB physical he was "heavy" as he had not started XC training and had been enjoying food. Now he is very lean. We are concerned about that. At 5'10.5" and 117, he is below the Midshipmen Body composition Standards Program I found on line, but not sure how this is viewed. Once he stops training he usually gains a good 5-7 pounds. Any thoughts?
     
  7. kinnem

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    Two words. Peanut butter.

    Not sure how it's viewed though so I'll leave that part to others.
     
  8. Vista123

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    If your weight goes too low they put a fridge in your room. (im not kidding)
     
  9. USNAhopeful2018

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    Time to start dieting.
     
  10. AC11

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    Thanks for the responses, everyone! I was under the impression that I would basically have to repeat the DoDMERB exam and go get medical records from my doctor, not that that's bad or anything.

    Thanks again for the clarification!
     
  11. waiting2018

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    Do they re evaluate the ones who had remedial s?
     
  12. navydad17

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    I believe so, at least to a point. They want to make sure that everyone can fully participate in Plebe Summer. As I'm sure you know, it's very physically demanding.

    They will also review the wavers in general, to make sure all the paperwork is in order.
     
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    What would cause them not to pass or get sent home? That would be terrible!
     
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    weight

    When I entered the Navy in 1989, I was 3 pounds over the chart. I had competed in a body building competition only 4 months prior and was muscle and very lean. The doc came in to do the measurements and thought it was a joke on his nurses part. My point - is they know people come in all shapes and sizes. What they are really looking for is overweight as in not healthy and under weight as in not healthy.

    During bootcamp, I had a "special" meal pass to get more food. And I agree about peanut butter! The corpsman encouraged me to eat it and it helped alot.
     
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    Thanks. At 17 and growing, he pounds food, but seems to burn it off pretty quickly. I remember those days and I was a runner in hs and college.
     
  16. Nollie

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    The do have requirements. My son received a form to fill out requesting his BMI. They included a table of their height/weight requirements. According to their height and weight requirements he was "too big." They wanted to be sure he was muscle and not fat. It may be possible that you would get a similar letter stating he was "too small." They may have a similar form wanting to know if he had gained weight. We had 2 weeks to send it back so you would have time to gain a few pounds. They obviously gain muscle during plebe so maybe being "too small" is not as big a deal for them as being "too big."
     
  17. navydad17

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    90% of the time, it's because of a new (or unhealed) injury or recent illness (ie pneumonia)

    I've heard (but don't know 100% for sure) that you can be sent home for being too far out of the height/weight ratio.....but again, don't know how many lb. they will give over the limit.

    Also, don't forget about the breathalyzer and drug tests. They have 0 tolerance for these tests!
     
  18. SarahLee

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    Since about 1500 applicants will receive appoinment and USNA expecting some 300+ will decline the offer such as go to other colleges, or due to injuries and personal issues, etc., then there will be about 1200s left to really get admitted. But I am wondering what if this year that all of the 1500 appointers decide to accept the offer to USNA without any unexpected personal issues, then what USNA will do to deal with 1500 number? Will USNA use physicall re-checkup to filter some of the appointers to get down the number of 1200? Looks like we better secure the PlanB.
     
  19. USAFA83GradWife

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    Not sure of the answer. I do know someone who was deferred for 1 year because there were too many admitted. ... something about total number allowed suddenly being reduced? This was for the class of 2016.
     
  20. mjm

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    In regards to your question about 1500 being admitted and 1500 accpeting..... it is highly unlikely. All colleges have a yield... a percentage of students who accept offers. According to a BGO in my town ( not ours) the yield at USNA is around 85% ,which is high . Typically the number does not change much from year to year. The people in admissions know what they are doing. :thumb:
     

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