I was wondering how other schools
handle Admission Physicals? Is it a requirement before you're accepted or do you wait until you're accepted into a Program?
We took our entrance exam a few weeks ago and the school was supposed to let us know by last week (at the latest) if we're still in the running for their Fall Program so we could schedule a physical and start the Hep. B series. They recommended we submit our physical exam forms to them at least a week prior to the April 16th deadline in case they had any questions/problems, etc. with our forms.
I didn't receive anything from them last week - called them and supposedly they are short staffed and weren't able to send out the test results - but the April 16th deadline for physical exam forms still stand. I quickly called my doc. and had a "Major" physical last Friday. I received the first of the Hep. B Series of Vacc. and tetanus titer Friday, had tons of immunizations in the Military so that helped out, but my Pediatric Doc. is long gone and I had no record of the immunizations I received for childhood diseases when I was a kid. My Doc. ended up taking quite a few tubes of blood to show proof to the school I've received those vaccines.
My insurance co. doesn't consider the "extra blood-work" part of a normal physical, so I'm guessing they won't cover it and I'm afraid I'm going to have to pay quite a bit out of pocket for those extra tests. To me at least - it seems that requiring someone to have a complete physical and start the Hep. B series, etc. would only come after you've been actually admitted into the program - because especially for those without health insurance - it's a very expensive thing.
My school still hasn't sent anything out about our exam results - so I'm guessing all those I took the exam with are having their physicals, starting the Hep. B series, etc. - all without knowing if we have any chance of getting in. On a few posts I've seen - some people don't have to do this until they receive a letter of acceptance. Just wondering how other schools do this. Thanks, SusanNC