Medical Waiver Chances

Discussion in 'Air Force Academy - USAFA' started by Vron02, Nov 10, 2011.

  1. Vron02

    Vron02 New Member

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    I am a prospective candidate for the freshmen class that will enter the Academy next summer. Unfortunately, six years ago my eye became infected and I needed to have a cornea transplant. My vision was not perfect before the surgery and since having it, my vision in that eye has actually improved. I am correctable to 20/20 in both eyes with contacts and have not had any complications. I do not intend to fly. I hope to become a doctor in the Air Force. My SAT Scores are a 690-CR and 680-M and also I have an ACT composite of 31. I have not taken my CFA yet, but I am looking to score highly on that which hopefully will increase my chances of receiving a waiver. Also, my father is a graduate of the Academy.My surgeon wrote a letter to the academy in addition to submitting all of my records.I was just wondering if anyone knows how difficult it is to be granted a waiver for a cornea transplant? Or if it is even at all possible? Thanks.
     
  2. raimius

    raimius USAFA Alumnus

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    I really don't have any idea, but good luck.

    Also, realize there are other ways to become an AF doctor (some even better statistically, than USAFA).
     
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    Thank you both very much. Those links are great and I'll definitely look into them.
     

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