After reading some of the DoDMERB threads and due to what we are dealing with as parents, I want to share a few thoughts with those of you with medical backgrounds, when filling out your candidates's medical information forms. This may apply to those of you who are nurses, doctors, PA's or NP's and similar. First always be 100% honest. Always. Use layman's terms and not the medical terms that you know. It appears (in our opinion) that in some cases DoDMERB is flying through the records, and if they see certain words ....ZAP......the record is tossed into the remedial or DQ basket. Our candidate is dealing with a remedial due to the parents description of an emergency room visit as an INFANT. We used a big word as to what they thought might be the problem or diagnosis. And in reality, that diagnosis can only be given after surgery. Our candidate never had that diagnosis, never had surgery, was never hospitalized, etc. and actually HAS NO diagnosis other than normal kid. No meds, no nothing. Was seen in the ER and sent home. But candidate is now going the remedial route, digging up records and more. Yes, and is working with Mullen. And once the remedial process starts it goes on and on and on and on.... As parents we feel awful. In trying to be complete we have been bitten in the bum. We wrote down what we were told might be the problem, and that "might be this" is not mentioned in the actual chart! GO FIGURE! So don't throw out those big words. It is simply amazing that one word given in a history could cause so much frustration. And if you get through to DoDMERB, and they tell you IF YOU WILL FAX the information TODAY, they might have an answer TODAY, don't believe it. We drove 2 hours each way, to get the chart, and we sent it, and we still don't have an answer. It was not worth the drive, etc. This could have been done via snail mail with the same results. Again candidate is dealing with it, but the wheels are spinning in the mud. Sooooo frustrating. Candidate will start again after the holidays. Again, just thoughts. Good luck!