Medical waivers

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  1. p413

    p413 New Member

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    Hello my question is that if a medical waiver is denied by both the Air force academy and AFROTC can I try again next year or is that it? Also if i want to be a doctor is it better just to wait and not do either but to try and get in after college?

    I hope that makes sense. Thanks for your help.
     
  2. AFAYahoo

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    Without knowing what the DQ is for, its hard to say. If you just broke your arm and won't be healed /rehabbed by this summer and thus got DQ'd, but might be healed and able to pass a physical in a year, then I guess that could be possible. But if you were denied because you have inhaler-dependent asthma or anaphylactic reacations to bee stings for example, then I'd say a year won't matter.
     
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    I have not been disqualified yet because I have not applied yet. I know I will be disqualified for some things though. (eczema) Can I try again? Because if I do not make it to the AFA or to AFROTC I would like to try again after college to try and be a doctor in the Air force. Can I try again at that time if I was denied because of not getting a waiver now? If I can not try again I will just apply after college.

    Thanks for your help.
     
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    Oh, I did not realize you hadn't applied/been DQ'd yet. I would say all you can do is apply and pray for the best outcome. Every situation is different--from what I understand (my son went through this last year--had multiple remedials and 1 DQ that was waivered--now at the AFA) there are very few things that are out and out DQ's in every situation. Concerning what you could do after graduating a civilian college and applying--have no experience there. Google civilian doctors in the air force and see what info is turned up. Sounds like there is a way to get in to the AF after med school, but I don't know if DoDMERB will still be a big factor.
     
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    kp2001 USMMA Alumnus

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    You never know if you will be denied or not until you apply and go through the process.

    With that being said, yes, there are different waiver standards for physicians. The standards for initial qualification/disqualification are the same; however, for some subsets of the service (eg Medical, legal, etc) there may be a bit more leeway for certain conditions.
     
  6. p413

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    So I can try again for the Air Force next year or in four if denied waivers this time around?
     
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