Quote from dm22
I am going to take the physical. Although I am doubtful as to whether I will be able to pass the medical exam or even get waivered for that matter (see previous post). It is still worth the effort.
Anybody have any advice, insight? what is the MEPS process like?
I went in August 2006 and found it far better than I had heard.
Maybe because I was not an enlisted? Maybe because I was a woman? Maybe because I was older, not sure.
There were about 13 females on the day that I went and three of us were going for officer, (one lawyer, myself and another professional).
I noticed they seemed to let the ladies go through quicker than the large group of men, I figured that they did not want us women all sitting around and intermingling/flirting with the large group of guys! I also figured that they wanted us ladies to hurry through so they had time to do our urine tests/pregnancy tests and our vulva visual exam and to sceddadle out. Oh, since I was forty I had to have the hemoccult digital exam. I know that the doctor lady didn't eagerly anticipate it because she jokingly said, "OH, you are only a couple of months over forty! you should've came sooner to avoid this!"
For the ortho exame, (the duckwalk, balancing and so on) we were in our underwear and bra, (also for the ht/wt) and it all seemed to go smoothly. the longest part was waiting in line for the visual tests.
p.s. oh yeah, I had to go for a vision test too where they blow the puff of air onto your cornea since my age too, (had to make a trip to Great Lakes for that)