Wednesday, November 24, 2010

We have Clearance Clarence

First off, thank you to all the people that have taken a look at my blog and even more of a thanks to those that have begun to follow me. Now with that out of the way...
Yesterday morning I awoke to find the standard 5 am application status email sitting in my inbox. I log in to find that I my medical section now has a check-mark with "A decision has been reached regarding your medical review. Please look for a letter in the mail." What does that even mean? I know every PC applicant going through this process would just prefer to find out the information from logging in, instead of having the feeling in your stomach for a couple of days that they have reached a decision, but they're not going to tell you...yet.

So as I pace back and forth, in my house and in my mind, I wait for our mailman to drive down to deliver the mail.  It finally shows up, about an hour later than usual, and I pan through the mail while I'm walking back in briskly, 35 F out.  I see it.  I sit down, open it up, and a sense of relief comes over me, I made it though the medical step.

I have read many other applicants blogs to see where they are and the timeframe thus far.  From what I gather the placement office is moving and really won't be back and operational till after Thanksgiving.

Last week a PC nurse called me for another test that I needed to submit, it was easy to get from my doctors office, they just had forgotten to give it to me months ago when I requested them.  While I was speaking with her I asked her how my timeframe looks.  She told me that most likely I will be leaving at the end of February, and that PC tries to give two months lead time, which means I should know my destination just around Christmas.  From looking at the PC wiki page this is what people have posted for for February departure dates and locations:

February 9 = Uganda
February 14 = Zambia
February 18 = Namibia
February 27 = Malawi
February 28 = Madagascar

Well that's all I have to say for now.  Happy Thanksgiving to you all and please stay tuned for the next big news.



  1. seems like the placement office is moving SUPER slow. get ready for the worst wait.