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- Apr 4, 2007
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I will leave answers to those who know more about this issue
Hello. I'm another guy interested in going to Med School, obviously! I have a strong feeling that I have nothing to worry about in concern with what I'm about to ask, but I wanted to double check just in case...
I joined the military when I was younger and I ended up receiving an Uncharacterized Discharge. If an individual leaves the military before completing at least 180 days of service, they receive this type of separation. This type of military discharge can happen for a variety of reasons (medical, administrative, etc.) and is neither good or bad.
My reason for being discharge was purely for medical reasons, NOT for disciplinary reasons. Psychiatrists determined I had major depression. I have never received any disciplinary action in the military, ever. My discharge code was JFV1 - Discharge because of a physical condition which is not disabling. Involuntary.
I was just wondering if this will have any affect on my Med School application and/or for when I try to obtain my medical license. The reasonable (and possibly obvious) assumption is that it won't affect me at all, but I felt it would be wise to ask anyway. Thank you in advance for your responses!