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my2kids
05-08-2002, 02:33 PM
Do you stand naked in front of a hundred people? Do you get to stand in your underwear and touch your toes? What exactly happens? This way I will know whether I should wear clean underwear or not. Ha! Just a joke. Seriously, is it blood work and looking at every part of the body or what?

gjcocksedge
05-08-2002, 03:04 PM
Hi,

THIS IS MY OWN PERSONAL EXPERIENCE IN CA !

It was for a small department so we didn't have many candidates who made it that far (only eight). This department does their medical stuff at the very end of the process.

I am a female and I was allowed to wear shorts and t-shirt for my actual physical exam.

Before that though, I had to fill out a bunch of forms asking about prior medical conditions, surgeries, concerns, family medical histories, etc....

I had to get the Hep B shot series

After that, I had to do a vision test, audiogram (hearing test), grip strength test, blood work, and take a urinalysis test.

Next, I took the actual physical where the Doc examined everything and made me do drills that tested my knee strength and I also had to do the duck walk. I was in a room alone with him and a nurse. He also ordered x-rays for any problem areas that he was concerned with. This was the standard check-up.

Finally, he put me on a treadmill hooked up to monitors for twelve minutes to test my cardio level.

That is my experience. Any concerns the Doc had after that were referred to specialists or the candidates own physician for second opinions.......

Good Luck and take care

Grace

[ 05-08-2002: Message edited by: GRACE ]

BigMig
05-15-2002, 03:10 AM
Had mine a few weeks ago and here's a ;ist of what happened.
- Filled out health history questionaire.
- Urine test
- Vision / Color test
- Height and weight
- Blood work for cholesterol, etc.
- EKG for heart
- Chest x-rays for heart
- Check BP, eyes, ears, nose throat
- Check for hernias
- Checked flexibility

10-13
05-15-2002, 12:07 PM
heres the med exam for NYPD.

-height/weight
-past medical history (filling out forms)
-urine test (i forget exactly what they were testing for, i think it was diabetes)
-EKG
-drug test via hair sample
-hearing test
-vision test(including testing for color blindness)
-blood pressure
-finally, in groups of approx 20, we stripped down to our underwear and had to do toe touches, jumps etc... in front of a doctor.

btw, this is a discription of what the guys did, i assume the womens version is the same.

Don
05-15-2002, 12:10 PM
Originally posted by my2kids:
<STRONG>Do you stand naked in front of a hundred people? </STRONG>

I really hate to disappoint you, but it is ONLY in front of a doctor and nurse. Or just a doctor, if the doctor is female.

Now, if you REALLY WANT to stand naked in front of folks, I can give you the name of a few clubs!!! Do you dance well? ;) :D

msmith1@cmpd.org
05-15-2002, 12:26 PM
My pre-employment physical exams were all done privately with a male Dr. No dancing or parading around in undies.

Mark ;)

occiferdave
05-15-2002, 03:35 PM
Hmmmmm... since most of the question have been answered by my fellow LEOs... I will give you my FANTASY medical.... :D

It involves hospital gowns and rubber gloves, and a cute nurse who wants me to 'check her temperature' using natural methods...

but I digress :D

jellybean40
05-15-2002, 05:18 PM
Originally posted by occiferdave:
<STRONG>Hmmmmm... since most of the question have been answered by my fellow LEOs... I will give you my FANTASY medical.... :D

It involves hospital gowns and rubber gloves, and a cute nurse who wants me to 'check her temperature' using natural methods...

but I digress :D</STRONG>

Man, Odie-Ho, you tease. ;) go to Highway to Hell and type out that whole sucka lol :D

I am not an LEO, but i had a pre-employment health exam once for a reasonably large company. the doctor was about 95, and two of the tests he gave me were:

he had me point to pens/pencils in a jar when he told me what color to pick, and to test my hearing, he moved across the room, whispering to me. i swear to GOD!