A: If a student develops stress changes, shin splints or PFS (Patella Femoral Syndrome) anytime during the pipeline, that student will be evaluated by medical and a rehab plan will be put in place to help the student heal, regain strength, and ultimately get stronger. This rehab time can be between 2 weeks to 4 months, depending on the injury. Student success is important and medical does provide every opportunity to succeed; however, if a student relapses and gets re-injured after the protocol is followed, a medical review board is conducted to determine if the student is medically suitable for the program or if the student should go to the fleet and heal before re-applying.
A: Yes. You would have to go to your civilian ophthalmologist and have them complete a full exam, and turn that back into MEP’s. The results will be forwarded up to Navy Recruiting Medical (N3M) challenging the previous exam for approval. There is no guarantee of approval and results must not be on a physician’s prescription. Also you must pass the exam at RTC.