Accutane after being medically cleared

Good morning. DS is medically cleared for both USAFA and ROTC. However, he wants to begin Accutane NOW – before reporting to USAFA (if he is admitted) or to college in the Fall. I have an opinion, but at this point only an opinion, about whether this would be problematic or not. Your thoughts please?
 

Capt MJ

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Good morning. DS is medically cleared for both USAFA and ROTC. However, he wants to begin Accutane NOW – before reporting to USAFA (if he is admitted) or to college in the Fall. I have an opinion, but at this point only an opinion, about whether this would be problematic or not. Your thoughts please?
Take a look at the DOD standard, p.36, but I always recommend consulting a primary source such as the DODMERB tech.

This is an updated 2010-2011 link, didn't look for a later version, but the Accutane time period has been consistent for several years:

http://www.dtic.mil/whs/directives/corres/pdf/613003p.pdf
 
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