MEDICAL DISQUALIFICATIONS

FOR MALE APPLICANTS:

  1. Undescended testicles
  2. Absence of one or both testicles
  3. Suspicious enlargement of testis or epididymis
  4. Varicocele
  5. Uncircumcised (must be circumcised before medical exam)
  6. Height less than 5ft & 3 inches

FOR FEMALE APPLICANTS:

  1. History of childbirth/lactation
  2. Pregnancy
  3. Irregular menstrual cycle including menorrhagia
  4. Dysmenorrhea incapacitating to a degree which necessitates recurrent absences
  5. Ovarian cyst, persistent and considered clinically significant
  6. New growth of the external and internal genitalia, e.g. myoma of the uterus
  7. Breast mass
  8. Endometrioses unless surgically eradicated or controlled
  9. Cervicitis, acute or chronic
  10. Generalized enlargement of the uterus due to any cause
  11. Cervical polyps
  12. Height: less than 5 feet & 1 inch

FOR MALE AND FEMALE APPLICANTS:

  1. Lordosis, kyphosis, scoliosis (thoracic & lumbar) regardless of angle
  2. Bowlegged/knocked knee (Severe)
  3. Pes Planus (flat footed) - Severe
  4. Arthritis, acute or subacute
  5. Underweight or overweight. Applicants must attain a computed body mass index of less than 25 upon physical examination for both male and female applicants.
  6. Severe skin diseases: bacterial, fungal or viral in nature. Excessive acne. Warts and all skin diseases must be cured prior to medical exam.
  7. Leprosy in any form
  8. Tattoo/hypertrophic tattoo scars causing disfigurement, extensive keloid scars specially in the facial area.
  9. Gross physical deformity asymmetry whether congenital due to trauma or disease including extra or missing appendages (i.e. fingers)
  10. Errors of refraction of eyes: near-sighted, far-sighted, astigmatism, cross-eyed and other ocular disorders.
  11. Visual Acuity of less than 20/30 OU
  12. Wearing contact lenses and eyeglasses
  13. Color blindness/defective color perception (Ishihara – perfect for BSMT and 2 mistakes for BSMarE)
  14. Deafness/perforated eardrum
  15. Severe or chronic otitis media
  16. Impacted cerumen (must be removed prior to medical exam)
  17. Chronic sinusitis, nasal polyps
  18. Hypertension, abnormal ECG tracings (e.g. AV blocks, bundle branch blocks, ischemia, infractions, arrhythmia tachycardia, bradycardia, etc.), heart abnormalities and diseases.
  19. Active PTB, massive pulmonary fibrosis, pulmonary infractions, pneumonitis, bronchopneumonia, atelectasis and other lung diseases.
  20. History of Asthma
  21. Lymphadenopathy
  22. Epilepsy, seizures, syncope and vertigo
  23. Anemia and blood dyscrasia
  24. Hyperthyroidism (goiter) Hypothyroidism
  25. Diabetes Mellitus
  26. Hepatitis B whether active or inactive
  27. Gallstones
  28. Chronic gastritis, peptic ulcer disease, duodenal ulcers and other GIT problems
  29. History of major operations within the preceding 6 months
  30. External/internal hemorrhoids and fissures, fistula-in-ano
  31. Old or recent fractures wherein internal fixation plates, screws are left in place which may be easily subjected to trauma
  32. Sexually transmitted diseases i.e. HIV, gonorrhea & non-gonococcal urethritis & syphilis
  33. Hernia
  34. Renal diseases and stones

DENTAL DISQUALIFICATIONS

  1. Cleft palate and Cleft lip
  2. Open bite
  3. Tongue tied which may interfere with speech, breathing, swallowing and eating
  4. Missing of four anterior/posterior (front teeth/molar teeth)
  5. Complete upper or lower denture
  6. Facial asymmetry
  7. Wearing of orthodontic brackets or any orthodontic appliances
  8. Malocclusion
    1. Class II
    2. Class III
    3. Lateral cross bite