Discussion in 'DoDMERB' started by Evan1993, Jul 12, 2012.
Anyone have any ideas whether my pectus excavatum will dq me from ROTC?
For the record I went to a cardiologist and a ct scan done and was told it was purely cosmetic and should not hinder me physically.
Sorry; but there isn't one person on this forum who can tell you whether or not you will be medically disqualified for anything. That's not how it works. The way it works is:
1. You apply to the academy/ROTC
2. You take a medical exam
3. You pass the medical or you don't. (DODMRB Determines that)
4. If you don't pass, you will be considered for a waiver and the academy will either accept the waiver or not. (That's up to the academy NOT DODMRB)
I.e. 2 people with the SAME EXACT medical condition can apply. One can receive a waiver and be accepted into the academy and the other doesn't. That's the way it is.
Caveat: If you tell us that you were in a car crash and are paralyzed from the waist down; we all can accurately tell you that you WILL BE DQ'd on the medical. If you tell us you have some incurable disease, then we can be pretty sure that you will be DQ'd. But broken bones, asthma, ADHD 15 years ago, Heart murmur in 5th grade, etc... We have absolutely not idea. All you can do is apply. Not one person here can tell you a yes or no. Sorry; that's how it is. Best of luck. Mike...
I agree with CC.
DS went through his DoDMERB in 07, no problem, no DQ.
DS(AFROTC) was selected rated in 2011, sent to WPAFB TDY for his flight physical. It is a 3 day physical. There he busted the EKG and was sent back to the cardiologist there to do an EEG.
Thankfully he cleared it, but as CC stated this truly is a 1 by 1 case. Even using our DS as an example, 4 yrs later when he thought he was in the clear because of his initial exam, realized that his dream could have come crashing down because rated physicals for at least AFROTC, are much more intense.
Remember to be commissioned DoDMERB will also do an out processing exam prior to commissioning. Just because in processing didn't catch it does not mean you are never going to address the issue again. This is why it is incredibly important to keep copies of all of your medical records.
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