from what I gather it is the same as the male recruits,
BMI (body mass index)
check your joins
bones / muslce structure
check your feet
check for colour blindness
check your sight test.
check any operation scars and old healed injuries - eg hernia scars
medical history check - it's a list of alements you just say yes or no accordingly. - with details for example- operations "yes" give details
"hmm I had my apendix out when I was 10"
I think thats about it, you will be in your undies at some point but nothing to be scared of.
I'm a bit worried about Raleigh's medical. I went to the doctor a few times with a few things that might have been considered bars to entry, except all it was was side effects of the pill they put me on for ovarian cysts. I was scared i was getting depressed and got referred for counselling (never went, i'd got used to the pills then and realised why i'd felt like that), had pins and needles in my arms (got told i'd got Carpal Tunnel Sydrome and was referred to the hospital for 'nerve conductivity tests'. Never went). Stuff like that and no-one told me that all these things could be caused by the tablets. So i hope it won't stop me joining. Also, got attacked by a boy with a craft knife at school. The scars look pretty suspicious. And had bad pains in my hips and had scans and such when i was younger, which turned out just to be a tight tendon and have had all that sorted now. Hope i won't have any trouble with these things. Maybe i worry too much.
You will get a far thorough medical on arrival at HMS Raleigh, they even include a pregancy test (but it is voluntary). I have just recently come back from speaking with the PMO at Raleigh, the only worries seem to be fitness and people who arrive over-weight. There are also some problems with people hiding Asthma history.
Have asked around the office and confirmed that the strip down is an SOP for RAN medicals....so unless you dont mind getting your bollocks out and coughing, i would suggest coming over this way might be a struggle
When I did mine for the RAN in 2000 I had to fully strip down and spread the arse cheeks.....it was a female doctor too thank christ
I never had to strip or do a sight or hearing test. Mine took about four minutes and wasn't very thorough at all.