Discussion in 'DoDMERB' started by gonavysophia, Jun 25, 2016.
What do they do? And are females required to get a Pap smear or pelvic exam at the examination?
No, it is nothing like that. It's a general physical exam, eyes, ears, throat, lungs etc. If you have medical issues there may be questions about that. I was required to be in the room with my daughter during her exam since she was only 17, and the doctor just looked at her private area, without touching her, and said "Yep, it's a girl!"
Has anyone applying for the class 2021 for the first time gotten a notification from DoDMERB for med exam yet ?
No, USNA said to give them until about mid July because they're finishing with 2020 and if you don't hear by end of July to call them.
No gynecological exams for females, though I recall males have to "cough," which I'm fairly sure is unpleasant.
Straight forward exam. Bring any/every documentation about ANYTHING you've had since you were 13 (broken bones, diseases, minor/major surgeries... all doctors names, numbers, final reports, and innoculations (or not; we did not vaccinate our kids and brought the forms attesting to that) etc.). You may not need it but better to have it than not.
I got mine July 6. USNA/West Point class of 2021
Does anyone know if there is a blood test?
No one has posted about blood tests, only urinalysis for Protein, blood, etc.
You can gauge the exam by looking at the forms the doctor has to complete.
Does this also apply to DS who is 17 ?
What happened with your kids not being immunized? I am not immunized myself and am wondering whether I will have to get them.
Yes, you will have to get immunized. My children were 18 when they went to USAFA, so no longer minors, and made the decision to get the immunizations. As I recall, I contacted their pediatrician (who didn't even bother chastising me), and we set up a schedule of immunizations so that on I-day, they got only a couple shots, not a full battery.
when my kids got their exams, no blood tests were involved. I seem to recall a TB test but can't recall back then when dinosaurs roamed the earth.
Yes, since they are minors.
DS went yesterday. I had to come to the appointment since he is still 17 but I did not go in the exam room. He said he had to pee in a cup but no blood. My kids are not vaxed either. When DD was appointed we spent several weeks getting her up to date, still didn't want to do too many at once.
To another poster, he is class of 2021 and was sent the Dobmerb notification by email last week. Not sure who ordered it though as he is applying to USMA, USNA, USAFA and AFROTC. We don't think its USMA because the applications haven't opened yet.
Probably USNA, as my DS got his on the 6th and some other USNA candidate parents posted the same.
The TB test is post appointment at least for USNA
There is nothing invasive about the DoDMERB physical. No blood drawn, no shots given.
For women - you can have your personal physician declare they have seen the front and back and all is clear. It's easier to let Concorde make that declaration because explaining to a doctor why she needs to write note that she looked at the front and back and saw no obvious issues can be confusing to the doctor (if you do go this route -
Just explain it is a military requirement)
Just to clarify
I assume you meant they made the decision to get vaccinated before going to the SA.
The military will vaccinate and in almost all cases it is not optional once you come on board.
And if you are not previously vaccinated - that's a lot of shots on I Day
Yes, correct. They made the decision to begin the vaccination schedule some months before I-Day.
Yes I got my DODMERB exam 3 days ago.
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