Wednesday, March 23, 2005

Medical Clearance Update -- Well Sort Of

Well, it looks like it will be a while before I hear anything about being medicaly cleared..

My nurse is currently reviewing medical applications for those people that are leaving in late spring and early summer -- I'm leaving in winter.

Even though the Peace Corps medical review staff is very busy, they replied to my email the same day I sent it -- within 3 hours. This tells me they are doing their best to keep applicants informed.

It feels good to still be in the process! I could have been rejected many times already.

Have a great week!


Anonymous said...

Hello! I am likewise in a similar position, even though my leave date is in August. Taking a look at your past posts (yup, I called on Inaugaration day too!) it seems that many of us have the same frustrations with the lengthy process. What I've heard though is that it's just a way of weeding out everyone but the serious takers.

The last time I called (a few weeks ago) I was told that I would not likely hear until April because the Spring is their busy time. Since they review according to leave date, you can antipicate to wait even longer! Good luck!

Jay Haase said...

I feel better knowing that I am not the only one at this point -- logically I knew I was not the only one; it's just surprisingly nice (and in an interesting way supportive) to hear from someone at the same point!

Longer than April – ouch! Thank you for helping manage my expectations.