I received my legal packet today (April 16). Going to the police station tomorrow to get fingerprinted.
Since you last applied for Peace Corps, the medical clearance process has changed significantly. First, applicants no longer receive paper packets in the mail— everything will be conducted through this medical portal. Second, the order of events is slightly different. After being nominated, applicants first go through a preliminary medical screening (Medical Pre-Clearance), and then they are reviewed by the Placement Office for their Invitation. If an applicant receives and accepts an Invitation, their last step is to complete their Final Medical Clearance.
Some applicants with simpler health histories do not have any forms to complete for their Medical Pre-Clearance, so their files move directly to the Placement Office after they are nominated. This is the category that you fall into. At this point, your application has progressed to the Placement Office, and once you accept an Invitation, you will complete your Final Medical Review. You will know to check this portal for your medical tasks because the change in your application status will trigger an automated email to be sent to you. If you have any other questions about the new medical review process, please write again.
Pre-Service Administrative Team
I’m at stage five or six!
January 1, 2013: Submitted my new Peace Corps application.
January 2, 2013: Immediately received an email directing me to the Peace Corps medical portal, where I would need to fill out my medical information.
January 3, 2013: Returning to the medical portal, I submitted my medical information.
January 17, 2013: The first of my references was submitted.
February 14, 2013: Received an email from Peace Corps informing me that my references had been received, but that my peer reference needed to be from a PCV. Additionally, they needed my unofficial transcript from College of the Atlantic to include my GPA- they asked for me to supply these materials within the next ten days.
February 24, 2013: All files were submitted.
March 7, 2013: Contacted via email and told I would be getting contacted by an interviewer soon.
March 11, 2013: Set up interview for Boston on the 21st.
March 21, 2013: Had interview in Boston. My interviewer told me it’d be a week or so before I heard either way.
March 22, 2013: Peace Corps updated my status to “interviewed”.