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I'd like to apply to this medical school, but I'm worried about the physical requirements. I found the appendix that lists the requirements, but I'm not clear on what a "retained orthopedic fixation device" is. I've got a metal plate in my ankle from surgery as a child which prevents me from doing any long distance running or jumping off anything more than a foot or two off the ground. Should I bother applying?
 

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Don't bother applying. It sounds like it would be very difficult to obtain a waiver given your limitations. Good luck with your application cycle.
 

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I think this would pose a problem as you have PT at officer training in addition to other physical activities (such as being deployed) which last throughout your carreer however you really need to contact the school and find out directly.
 
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I'd be more concerned about being screwed over repeatedly while serving back your committment. I would read the Military Medicine Forum quite thoroughly before ever considering such an idea.
 

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Thank you all for your advice. I'm still going to try for a waiver, but given what I've learned here and other places I don't expect to succeed. I would never forgive myself if I didn't try, though.
 
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