Eczema Waiver

Discussion in 'Military Academy - USMA' started by Forrestor, Oct 4, 2018.

  1. Forrestor

    Forrestor New Member

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    Hello everybody! I am a second time applicant to the USMA. Currently enrolled in a local university and rocking the AROTC life.

    Last year, I was deemed medically disqualified for the year and was encouraged to reapply, so here I am.

    My medical waiver was initially denied because of slight redness on the inside of my elbows and on the backs of my knees.

    Per recommendation of a dermatologist under the stress that I do not want prescription ointments, after a change of diet and a better skin care routine, my eczema has been resolved.

    This has been confirmed by two doctors letters (saying there is no sign of eczema, skin is clear), and my professor of military science saying that I can participate in all military and physical activities with no restraint. I scored the highest PFT score within my company, if I can brag a little!

    Any thoughts on my situation or recommendations would be GREATLY appreciated. My heart won’t be broken if I don’t get in, but it would be an honor I surely won’t forget. Thanks.
     
  2. DDmom

    DDmom Member

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    I would seriously consider using the dodmerb consultant an outside firm that helps you to fill out the dodmerb form before submitting to dodmerb and also continues with you through the waiver process. The guy is a wealth of knowledge and you can schedule a consultation where you present what you are faced with. It’s not cheap but well worth the money if it helps you to get the waiver you need.
     
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  3. Wishful

    Wishful "Land of the free, because of the brave..." 5-Year Member

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    Have you read the DoDMERB DQ reg on Eczema? It's posted in the DoDMERB forum as the 1st post after placing "Eczema (@Tptb518 post) in the Search box along with 3 pages of posts on the subject. My concern is the phrase "history of" which is mentioned several times.
    That's why I recommend following @DDmom advice. Good Luck!
     
  4. kinnem

    kinnem Moderator 5-Year Member

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    I think that given where you are, the letters yo have in hand, the awesome PFT score and the PMS endorsement, there is nothing to do but wait/sweat it out. Congrats on the PFT.
     
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  5. UHBlackhawk

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    Understand that waiver rules are different for ROTC and service academies. You can be a week away from getting commissioned at a service academy and get a million dollar handshake- a diploma and an MRB w/ a medical retirement. ROTC you get the diploma but no medical retirement. So some conditions may be waived for ROTC but not for SAs.
    Apply for a waiver, but as I say every time please understand that the docs are not trying to crush your dreams. Serving in the military is tough and it’s not a “right”. You will be based in remote locations with little medical service. Maybe a combat lifesaver or a corpsman/medic. If you’re luck a doc, but it may be an orthopedic surgeon dealing with your allergic reaction to peanuts or a dermatologist dealing with your compound fracture.
    Apply for the waiver and I wish you the best of luck getting it approved.
     
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  6. kinnem

    kinnem Moderator 5-Year Member

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    As the OP probably understands, one does NOT apply for a waiver. The commissioning authority decides whether or not they want to puruse a waiver, and if they do, then there are further medical reviews by the appropriate authorities..
     
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