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Uniformed Services of the University of the Health Sciences

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by Fiddlergirl, Mar 4, 2007.

  1. Fiddlergirl

    Fiddlergirl 7+ Year Member

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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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  3. 91Bravo

    91Bravo Frank Netter's Love Child 7+ Year Member

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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.
     
  4. FizbanZymogen

    FizbanZymogen Guitar Hero Champion 5+ Year Member

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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.
     
  5. 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.
     
  6. armybound

    armybound future urologist. Physician Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

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    you probably wouldn't pass the DODMERB screening.
     
  7. Fiddlergirl

    Fiddlergirl 7+ Year Member

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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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