Military accession guidelines: An allergy focus

Karla E. Adams*, Derek Smith, Samuel Weiss, Kevin White, James Quinn

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Medical evaluation for military applicants is an intricate process that requires an understanding of the terminology, standards, and guidelines. Allergy providers are often called to provide medical evaluations for patients who desire to join the military services. Without understanding the complexities and nuances of military medical evaluations, a provider may delay or not be able to assist their patient in obtaining the desired goal of joining the services. This article reviews the terminology of military medical evaluations and the guidelines and processes for these evaluations. We also focus our discussion on common allergic conditions that may be disqualifying for service and provide expert opinions of the subtleties of these conditions to provide the allergist with a practical approach to medical evaluations. Finally, we provide a list of resources that are accessible to any provider engaged in military medical evaluations for accessions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)585-591
Number of pages7
JournalAnnals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 2024
Externally publishedYes


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