Cup my balls! A GUIDE TO THE SELECTION INTERVIEW AND MEDICAL

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:mrgreen: I PASSED MY INTERVIEW AND MEDICAL!!!

Woohoo! Anyway I thought I would be constructive for once and pass on my newly gained knowledge of the Interview and Medical process in hope to help alleiviate any of the aprehension you may be feeling.

Firstly! and I know this has been highlighted MANY, MANY times on these message boards, the interview REALLY is an enjoyable process. As long as you have made an effort to learn at least the basics about the Fleet, current deployments, The Navys role and of upmost importance where and for how long you will be training <Deep Breath> you will be fine! All of the basic info is available on the mod site and I have found this site to be a vital source of information. If you wish to really impress, my interviewer asked me if there was anything I had prepared for that hadn't been asked. Well, living in Plymouth means that we have a Naval studies library and it was the perfect place to spruce up my knowledge on the history and traditions of the navy (Specifically that of your chosen branch, For me this is FAA) and my interviewer was very pleased that I had put in just that little bit of extra effort. OF UTMOST IMPORTANCE!!! BE HONEST!!!
If you have questions ask, and don't worry if you don't answer all of the questions correctly it does not reflect badly on your aptitude, that the interviewer is trying to assess.

The medical! Well my doctor was extremely pleasant and spoke to me throughout the whole examination (Yes, even that part. Which incidentally I know that people won't like to admit anxiety at the thought of a chap grabbing your family jewells and having a feel, I felt nervous, but I am here to tell you it's all done as naturally as possible and it was done so fast and mid-conversation it didn't barely register in the manner I expected! So relax!) Okay so medical, as it has been previosly stated, is fine as long as you haven't lied on your application! Try to build up a repetoire with the doctor to make yourself feel more comfortable.

Other than that maybe book yourself an appointment with your doctor for a full medical to set your mind at ease. And good luck to you all!

From here on in it's all just a big waiting game but the bulk of the selection process is over with the exception of my PJFT.

Wish me luck!
 
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Re: Cup my balls! A GUIDE TO THE SELECTION INTERVIEW AND MED

Cheers theymademedoit.

That's brilliant advice for somebody like me who's just about to submit my application.

Good luck with the remaining steps and hope you achieve your dream.

By the way - I had a woman do the old 'Feel and cough' routine when I went to selection in the Army.

It was one of those moments you just want the Earth to open and swallow you. lol
 
#3
thanks for the info going to study the mod website with a little more interest tonight as my interview is on Thursday and i really have had no idea what to expect
 
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Re: Cup my balls! A GUIDE TO THE SELECTION INTERVIEW AND MED

Whilst it was a long time ago - (Nelson had just passed his FLEET board!) it may be a salutary tale - 3 of us (2 Bootnecks and a wannabe Matelot) passed the AIB on the same day and pottered down to the Cocked Hat for a celebratory libation in anticipation of the medical the next day. The potential Jack was mindful of parental imprecations not to present himself at haslar reeking of booze and stuck (in a rather smug and precious manner) to a well known brand of cola drink. Imagine the amusement of the 2 short term leaseholders of a goodly quantity of Mr Gales best HSB when the next day the aspirant Matelot was referred to a specialist to confirm whether or not he was diabetic due to the abnormally high blood sugar levels, whilst the slightly hoppy urine sample provided by the heroes of democracy (desig) was noted as being entirely normal and expected. Moral of the story - Beer is good for you!
 
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Re: Cup my balls! A GUIDE TO THE SELECTION INTERVIEW AND MED

Great story there Royal6!

Feel sorry for the perceived diabetic though :shock:
 
#7
Re: Cup my balls! A GUIDE TO THE SELECTION INTERVIEW AND MED

Nice little post there, i'm sure it will make a lot of people feel better. I enjoyed my interview too. In fact, most parts of the recruitment process!

Oh, but i would recommend not building a repertoire of ball cupping with the doctor, but a rapport would be good ;)
 
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Absolutely f- all. Wiggled my knee caps a bit, looked at my hands and ran his fingers down my be-clothed back. My soon-to-be crab friend had an obsessive compulsive doctor and so had to re-strip about 5 times
 
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Re: Cup my balls! A GUIDE TO THE SELECTION INTERVIEW AND MED

Congrats theymademedoit, just starting the process at the moment, got my first interview at the start of next month. Quick (and slightly odd) question though, I've been searching around and can't find the answer. Does anyone know if missing a kidney makes you un-eligible to join? It doesn't affect me in any way physically (except for making me a bit of a cheap date :wink: ) and I'm not on any medication, had it taken out years ago and they never bothered to put the replacement in (typical NHS shortcuts :lol: ). Any ideas folks?

Cheers
 
#17
it might affect it but i doubt it, i have a hypo something or over on my left eye and that didnt effect me but then its still in my eyesocket lol, im from plymouth and my god i hated the guy who did my medical, he was just realy arrogant and moody but you gotta do what you gotta do lol, theymademedoit who did you ahve for your interview? i had WO2 Ray Stay. but still excellent tips, wish i had them i was crapping myself for days
 
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Re: Cup my balls! A GUIDE TO THE SELECTION INTERVIEW AND MED

I had WO Doug Northage who is a great guy. I saw Ray Sey the first few times I went in and he was really nice too. But yeah try not to worry about the selection process just sell yourself and enjoy it, I mean the Andrew should be your favourite subject by now sailor!!!
 
#19
I've got my medical on thursday and can't seem to find anything on what it seems to entail for a Female? Anyone be able to give me any ideas? Would be greatly appreciated!

Ta in advance,

Kayleigh
 
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