medical requirement admission to RAMC

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  1. Does a history of being on antidepressant medication preclude admission to RAMC as a doctor/GP?

    I am a GP in the NHS who has a patient/colleague with the following history.

    The individual concerned has had no time off work for 12 years following a depressive episode 12 years ago - which lead to 3 months off work.
    He has remained on antidepressant since then primarily as a 'prophylactic' measure with no mental health problems.

    He is otherwise very fit, with no other significant medical history.

    He is hoping to join the RAMC as a GP.

    Will he be rejected?
    What are his choices?

    Thank you in anticipation.
     
  2. Taken from JSP 346 CHAPTER 3: THE INFLUENCE OF PARTICULAR CONDITIONS ON PULHHEEMS ASSESSMENT FOR ENTRY

    (This is a general document on recruit medical entry standards and not RAMC specific)

    Mild or Moderate Depressive
    Episodes (F32.0 and F32.1).

    2-year symptom and treatment free
    period prior to application following
    one episode, or a 4-year symptom
    and treatment free period prior to
    application following 2 episodes.