Medical Exam on I-Day

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  1. Vignesh56

    Vignesh56 Appointed Candidate

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    Hi,

    I was looking through the packet that came along with my Letter of Appointment. It said something about another medical exam on I-Day. Does anyone with experience know what the exam will consist of on I-Day? Thank you its much appreciated!
     
  2. RELEVANTobserver

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    Honestly I-day has fallen into the recesses of my mind :shake: but I don't remember there being one set "exam" there were different medical stations throughout Alumni. There is one station where you talk with a Dr. about the medical information you submitted to the Academy and whether or not there have been any major changes in your health since then if there are any discrepancies they check them out and have things on site to look at any bones or injuries like that. They draw blood (make sure you grab the donuts they have after it's done) and give you any immunizations that you need, they administer a color blindness test and breathalyze you. That's all I can really remember about I-day as far as what might constitute a medical exam, hope this helps and good luck.
     
  3. Vignesh56

    Vignesh56 Appointed Candidate

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    Thank you for the quick reply. I just have to keep myself in check until I-Day :shake:
     
  4. behrsmom

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    My son was held up for hours by exam due to heart murmor that had been cleared by Dodmerb exam, and also had back up documentation from cardiologist that he was 100 percent, and no heart murmor present. They can do what ever they want, just want to make sure everyone is healthy and ready for Plebe Summer.
     
  5. EWNordy248

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    the medical exam is really simple... you stand in a line to make sure that EVERYTHING is in order before you begin Plebe Summer. This means... immunizations (if you haven't gotten them already...), a sit down with a doctor (less than five minutes), and, if nothing else is wrong with you, you go on to get your hair cut! For the FEW who have something wrong, there are stations set up (heart monitors, ortho, etc...) . For the most part, the exam is NOTHING to worry about. Besides, as of right now, if you pass DODMERB, this should be cake compared to any of the other "hurdles" you have to jump through. Trust me, i've been there! :thumb:

    GO NAVY! (BEAT WAKE FOREST!)
     
  6. osdad

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    My Plebe was held up for 2 hours inside Alumni Hall waiting to have the Dr. look over the reported wasp alergic reaction. Once he got around to looking at her folder his response: "You swelled up when you got stung? No other reaction? Why did you even report that? Move along!"

    (It was reported because she was prescribed an EpiPen and the instructions said to report all medications...:rolleyes:)
     
  7. Memphis9489

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    Oh, for a moment there I thought you were going to say they put her in a room full of wasps just to see what would happen.

    It's a good thing she had never been bitten by a snake. :smile:
     
  8. AF6872

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    Woody Allen: "Bananas". The medical is no great shakes. Mostly blood work and review of the current records. Shot updates checked and sometimes review of old garbage on your file. Can take some time but not a big deal. It does cut into the day.
     
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  9. SmilingParent

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    They also ask you to use the bathroom in a cup. I assume checking for illegals. If you are missing any shots -- they give you those. I thought my son was up to date and he got a shot. It was my first realization that he wasn't in Kansas anymore. Your child gets a shot that you didn't "approve or ask for" as the parent.

    By the way -- he is very happy with his decision to go USNA.
     

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