Question regarding SLS

Discussion in 'Military Academy - USMA' started by hunter21, Jan 24, 2012.

  1. hunter21

    hunter21 Member

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    Hey everybody!
    I recently got an offer to go to SLS, and I've printed out the forms that were found on the website! Regarding the medical form, I have a question: Will a penicillin/amoxicillin allergy (sorry if I butchered the spelling) DQ me for SLS, or when I go to DODMERB?

    Also, I was accepted on the 20th, and I've heard the mail takes quite awhile to arrive. Would it be okay to mail in my information before the mail arrives? Thanks for the help!
     
  2. prest477

    prest477 Member

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    as for the medical issue- im not sure


    but have some patience for the letter. you have been accepted so waiting roughly 2 weeks wont hurt. you have until march 1st to mail everything in and you have a spot, so just wait a bit. it will come dont worry :thumb:
     
  3. A'sMom

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    Funny you ask that question. My son attended SLS during the summer of 2010. While there he had gotten a terrible sinus infection and by the time SLS graduation rolled around he was pretty sick. So we took him to the hospital there at West Point. The doctor prescribed amoxicillin and my son had an allergic reaction to it. He has taken amoxicillin before and never had a problem with it. When he got home from SLS, I took him to the doctor (his hands were swollen and he broke-out all over) and she confirmed that it looked like an allergic reaction, but we never actually had him tested for it. To answer your question......when he applied to SLS this was not an issue, therefore it was not on any of the medical paperwork. BUT when we filled out the medical forms for his application, we did mention that he had the allergic reaction and stated that he was allergic to amoxicillin/penicillin. It was never an issue and did not keep him from getting his appointment.
     
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