Recipe for Medical Clearance

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For those of you familiar with the process leading up to service, you know that there is an extensive medical clearance process. Of course I have read various blogs detailing this process and now that I have been officially medically cleared,  I can confirm that it is absolutely on 100.

As soon as you accept your invitation to serve, you are immediately bombarded with tasks you that are necessary to complete. You have to turn in paper work for your Visa, complete various homework assignments for the staff in your country, turn in your old passport and apply for a special one, and of course you have a whole host of medical tasks to complete.  And honestly, I’ve been really triflin for the past 6 years and haven’t even seen a doctor or dentist so this was probably God’s way of telling me to pull the pieces of my life back together.  So anyway, if you want your health to be on the proverbial “fleek” here’s the recipe to do it:

  • 1 Dental Exam and X-Ray — Complete with Dental Shaming
  • 1 Filling (optional)
  • 1 Surprisingly Pleasant Pap Smear
  • 1  Physical Exam — Including an Embarrassing Exam of Anus & Rectum
  • 1 HIV Test
  • 1 TDP Booster
  • 1 Polio Booster
  • 1 Yellow Fever Immunization
  • 1 Extremely Sore Arm
  • 1 Proof of Varicella Immunity
  • 1 Proof of MMR Immunity
  • 1 Hepatitis B Screening
  • 1 Hepatitis C Screening
  • 1 Tuberculosis Screening
  • 1 Basic Metabolic Panel (Whatever That Means)
  • 1 Urinalysis
  • 1 Eye Exam

Put all of this together and you have a clean bill of health. From this point on, I’ll be waiting to hear further instruction from PC Staff about my staging date for a couple more months. Until Next Time, Yall.


One Comment Add yours

  1. meiyan2014 says:

    You are so right! The Medical Clearance is NO JOKE! I mean it is extensive and time consuming. I’m going to China, so the Chinese government required their own physical exam, including more BLOODWORK, an EKG, and a Chest X-Ray, which I have to have IN HAND as I’m entering the country. So…yeah. I love this post though. I admire your writing style. It’s refreshing.


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