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Heart Condition followup - Medical Discharge

Discussion in 'DoDMERB' started by hotwheelsearl, May 21, 2015.

  1. hotwheelsearl

    hotwheelsearl Member

    May 17, 2015
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    I have followed up with my heart condition, and the doctor said that I'm basically screwed.

    My question from here is about how exactly the medical discharge process works.

    From what I've heard, I have to do everything exactly right or else I'll end up having to pay back my scholarship - obviously that would be less than desirable.

    What would I need to have/do in order to make everything work out?
  2. Jcc123

    Jcc123 5-Year Member

    Apr 19, 2010
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    Talk to your cadre. That's about it.
  3. LineInTheSand

    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006 5-Year Member

    Nov 25, 2007
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    Does this mean you've seen a cardiologist?
  4. Pima

    Pima 5-Year Member

    Nov 28, 2007
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    I agree talk to the cadre. I would also make sure that from your side you have all of your medical paperwork in order now. Most likely they will send you to a DoDMERB doctor or at the very least want you to open up your medical records. Than that paperwork will go up and down the chain for HQ AFROTC. This can take months.

    The cadets that I know that were hit with a bill was because they were not truthful on their original DoDMERB exam, and it came to light later on. That put them on the hook for the scholarship. Omission is the same as a lie to them, thus they will place it back on you.

    I am sorry to hear this, but you need to get in front of it now. The way to do this is reporting it today to your unit and making sure you have every medical paperwork available for them.

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