Updated October 2016 The medical examination is not booked until you have returned the fully completed optician report form and the medical questionnaire to your AFCO. They are then forwarded to the contracted company. The Triage Nurse will then email to advise they will contact you by telephone between set times on a given day. The Triage Nurse will discuss the content of your medical questionnaire and your medical history. If needs be, they will write to your GP to check technical details. Once your GP responds or if no further details are required, the appointment will be booked. Timescales; Triage Nurse should call you.in around two to four weeks, but some areas currently take nearer six to eight weeks. Once they are ready to book the medical, it's usually a further 4 to 6 weeks away. Read the letter carefully - don't get caught out: Make sure, you avoid loud noise up to 48 hours beforehand, be aware you have to strip to your underwear (don't "Go Commando" just yet), have a good wash beforehand, if you ticked "yes" on the medical questionnaire, be aware you can avoid a lot of delays is you bring copies of your medical notes relating to the issue - be aware this includes fractures, even if they were years ago. The medical involves: A Hearing Test (avoid loud noise for 48 hours before) A survey of your ear-drums (make sure your ears are free from excessive wax) Blood pressure test (avoid caffeine based drinks, including energy drinks for at least 24 hours before) Urine sample/test (avoid protein drinks for at least 24 hours before) Beighton Test for hyper-mobility http://www.royalmarines.uk/threads/medical-standards-for-entry.55274/ Reflexes Peak Flow Test A brief survey of your musculo-skeletal condition Colour perception Test - Ishihara coloured dots (Minimum standard CP4) Optician Report Form checked (Minimum standard VA3) A check to ensure you can independetly close your left eye (It's so you can shoot right-handed) Hernia check (lower abdomen) Weight is measured (minimum 65Kgs) Height is measured (minimum 151.5 cms) BMI checked (ideal Max 25, exceptionally, for muscularly-built individuals: 28) Medical questionnaire is scrutinised and a brief discussion regarding your previous medical history. The medical lasts about 20 minutes - avoid selective hearing. If the Doc says "You've passed everything except..." you haven't passed yet make sure you get the outstanding issues resolved Once you have passed the medical examination, the medical examiner posts the medical documents back to your AFCO. Upon receipt, your AFCO will either email or post your PJFT letter - this must be booked and taken within two weeks upon receipt of the letter.