United States of America Service Academy Forums  

Go Back   United States of America Service Academy Forums > DoDMERB Discussion > DoDMERB


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 18th March 2010
bkelly bkelly is offline
cbk
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 10
Default Remedial Requested

My son's AROTC status was updated to Remedial Requested. Can someone explain what this means and what we need to do?
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 18th March 2010
Luigi59 Luigi59 is offline
Banned
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 4,628
Default

It means that more information is needed before a decision on his medical status can be determined.

It may be a request for additional medical records, it may be additional medical testing, it may be something as simple as the doctor forgetting to sign the form.

You don't need to do anything, you will be contacted by mail as to what you/he needs to do.

Or you can go into proactive mode and contact Larry Mullen instead of waiting.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 18th March 2010
Eagle 1's Avatar
Eagle 1 Eagle 1 is offline
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Long Island, New York
Posts: 231
Default

It seems like a lot of people have had to do remedials. Does anyone know how often they're required?
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 18th March 2010
Luigi59 Luigi59 is offline
Banned
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 4,628
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Eagle 1 View Post
It seems like a lot of people have had to do remedials. Does anyone know how often they're required?
Whenever necessary to render a decision.

Sometimes a test result (i.e. blood pressure or protein in urine) from the physcial exam may be out-of normal ranges, requiring a remedial medical test.

Sometimes the applicant indicates a "history of" something that requires DODMERB to investigate further (childhood allergies, for example) before they can make a final decision on the medical status of the candidate.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 18th March 2010
The OC Josh's Avatar
The OC Josh The OC Josh is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 477
Default

Usually there is a code posted by the remedial. If you do a little snooping on the DODMERB website you can usually find what it is.

Like Luigi said, it just means they need more information.

Good Luck!
__________________
2LT, USAR
Wheaton College (IL) ROTC Class of 2014
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 19th March 2010
k2rider k2rider is offline
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 223
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by bkelly View Post
My son's AROTC status was updated to Remedial Requested. Can someone explain what this means and what we need to do?
To add on to what others have said, don't be too alarmed. There are literally 29 pages of remedial codes in very small print so while I don't know the actual % of applicants who get remedials requested, I wouldn't be surprised if it was pretty darn high. Many of them are very minor, like verifying ortho work or whatever that just needs a doctor to sign a form and send back in.

You can Google "Dodmerb remedial codes" and get the whole list if you want to know what's coming your way.
__________________
Daughter: 2014 Graduate of the University of Portland and now a US Army 2nd LT stationed at Brooke Army Medical Center, Son: MS-III at Boise State, Class of 2016....

Go Army!!
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 19th March 2010
MullenLE MullenLE is offline
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
Posts: 2,290
Default

The percentage of remedials is meaningless to the individual applicant. If we need more tests, consults, and/or information fro a particular applicant, we'll let them know. Again, this is all individually based
__________________
Larry Mullen
Deputy Director, DoDMERB
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 02:05 PM.


Arborry Hill Road Company, LLC Copyright ©2006-2014
Service Academy Forums® is a registered trademark of Arborry Hill Road Company, LLC
By using this site, you agree to our Privacy Policy
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Ad Management plugin by RedTyger