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FAA Airman Medical Exams

What to Expect During the Exam Portion of the Evaluation

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Whether it's your 1st or 40th Aeromedical Exam, it 's normal to have mild trepidations about the final part of your medical evaluation--the physical examination part of your flight physical.

Take me to the first part: the Interview and Medical History Part of the Evaluation.

During the exam, unexpected findings may have serious health and career implications. Nevertheless, many findings are inconsequential or "waiverable." If your doctor finds something significant, it is better to learn about it earlier than later. FlightPhysical.com aims to decrease your stress levels and reduce "white coat hypertension" by helping airmen through the entire process:

  1. First you should find an AME (FAA Designated Medical Examiner)
  2. Review our Tips on preparing for the Aviation Medical Exam.
  3. Remember to bring health documentation and a list of your medications, and finally bring your glasses, hearing aides, etc.
  4. Don't take the exam if you are not ready.
  5. Finally, you may want a more focused review on what to expect for each body area that will be examined. Click on any topic below for more info on that part of the exam:

Note: Numbers correspond to the required entry in the AME portion of the FAA Form 8500-8

25. Head, Face, Neck, and Scalp 42. Upper and Lower Extremities
26. Nose 43. Spine and other Musculoskeletal
27. Sinuses 44. Identifying Body Marks, Scars, Tattoos
28. Mouth and Throat 45. Lymphatics
29. Ear 46. Neurologic
30. Ear Drums 47. Psychiatric Conditions
31. Eyes 48. General Systemic
32. Ophthalmoscopic 49. Hearing
33. Pupils 50. Distant Vision
34. Ocular Motility 51. Near and Intermediate Vision
35. Lungs and Chest 52. Color Vision
36. Heart 53. Field of Vision
37. Vascular System 54. Heterophoria
38. Abdomen and Viscera 55. Blood Pressure
39. Anus (No Disposition) 56. Pulse
40. Skin 57. Urinalysis
41. G-U System 58. ECG (No Disposition)

Note: Numbers correspond to the required entry in the AME portion of the FAA Form 8500-8

This Page Reviews the Final Physical Examination Portion of the FAA Medical Evaluation -- Click Here to Review the equally important Intial Interview (Medical History) phase of the evaluation.

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