- Mar 27, 2017
I was just curious as to whether or not anyone knows exactly how I-Day medical processing works, as in what do they check, how rigorous is the physical, etc.
My DS is still CPR and we are keeping our fingers crossed. However, if he does get appointed, will he be required to bring all of his medical records with him on I-day or just proof of vaccinations? He is already medically qualified but was remedial for a past leg injury that he had to provide x-rays and doctors notes to DoDMERB.They review your files. If shots are needed you could get some. I believe we did a vision test and maybe a color vision test. Can't remember that part. I think we did a breathalyzer and had blood drawn. If you had a waiver or something stood out a doctor reviewed it. It is honestly very quick. It is extremely rare for someone to be turned away on I Day due to medical. I have only seen 2 turn backs on I Day. One was for a broken thumb in a cast. Young man broke it two weeks before I Day. They told him to report and the doctors x rayed it and did an eval. He was given an LOA and reported the following year. Many moons ago a prior got drunk the night before and failed their breathalyzer.
My DS is still CPR and we are keeping our fingers crossed. However, if he does get appointed, will he be required to bring all of his medical records with him on I-day or just proof of vaccinations? He is already medically qualified but was remedial for a past leg injury that he had to provide x-rays and doctors notes to DoDMERB.
Our DS put his medical records in a drawstring bag and had it with him on I-Day. Forgot to remove the medical and shot records from the bag. They didn't have them for some reason, he had to get all of the shots. A month later the academy med folks lost his records and he had to get them again. Guess what? Around Christmas they told him they had no immunizations on file. By then though, he had his bag and records back and was able to stop the merry-go-round.
A man I work with showed up for I-day when he graduates high school and the doctor at the medical station saw something in his gait that caught his attention. He was then sent to do a more thorough screening, and something about his feet got him dropped and DQd on I-Day. He still holds a grudge that he got all the way there and was fine and then on I-Day they DQd him. Until you take the oath, you can still be sent home.
It's not even a routine physical. It's a cursory review and one last check. They didn't check knees and backs unless you had it documented and they wanted to review it. Bring your shot records for I Day along with copies of your PTR. They will have your dodmerb paperwork. It is the start of your military medical record unless you were a dependent, then it will go back further. It's nothing to freak out about. They are processing over 1000 appointees in a 4-6 hour window (NAPS and priors process the day before).
Just a heads up.... keep copies of everything in the military. Before you submit something, copy and scan it away for file. Trust me, you might need it one day.