What to do when in doubt if to report or not to report or how to report?

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  1. OrionDad

    OrionDad New Member

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    Dear All,

    My DD had her DoDMERB exam about a month ago and is now waiting for the results. However, in the meanwhile she had a benign mole removed and received the confirmation that it was harmless. Should this even be reported at all, and if yes how does one do it after the DoDMERB exam had already been taken? Should she ask DoDMERB, the Academy, her local Academy rep?...

    Thank you!
     
  2. Milly

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    I bet you gets lots of different opinions on this but I'd vote for not worrying about. It is, in a sense, preventative care rather than treatment or an injury. However, I've been on this site long enough to guess that if the right folks read this thread, you will get several strong, conflicting opinions! My reading of the guidelines is that it is all very vague and in the end, they want honest reporting of things that could possibly matter. I would suggest, however, that you (yikes, not you.....the applicant) log into the DoDMERB website to check on the status of the medical review. Enough time has passed and they may be asking for additional paperwork. This happened to my daughter - on a Friday, she checked online and saw a request for paperwork from a specific doctor. She provided the paperwork and got totally medically qualified BEFORE she even received the written request in snail mail for that paperwork. That request arrived AFTER her DoDMERB portal had already been updated to indicate that she's qualified. Snail mail is so yesterday.
     
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  3. AJC

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    it should only matter if it relates to the DoDMERB history questions.
    If there is a question that she answered no to previously and now the answer is yes, then it needs to be reported.
    Otherwise walk away. the only issue later might be explaining a scar.
     
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  4. 5Day

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    From the USAFA website:
    Note that the medical qualification for Academy entrance is based on the assumption that your DODMERB medical examination reflects your true medical status. You can ensure this by IMMEDIATELY reporting any change in your medical status (injury, physical or mental illness or diagnosis of a new condition) to DODMERB at 1-719-333-3562, after you have finished your examination.

    If you DD believes the mole removal is a "Change in Medical Status" they should contact DoDMERB. IMHO, since the mole was benign it does not need to be reported.
     
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  5. truenorth

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    I agree with 5DAY
     
  6. OrionDad

    OrionDad New Member

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    Thank You everyone! Medical condition did not change, therefore, DD will follow your advise.
     

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