Excerpts from Guide for Aviation Medical Examiners
Application Process for Medical Certification
Item 60. Comments on History and Findings
Comments on all positive history or medical examination findings must be reported by Item Number. Item 60 provides the Examiner an opportunity to report observations and/or findings that are not asked for on the application form. Concern about the applicant's behavior, abnormal situations arising during the examination, unusual findings, unreported history, and other information thought germane to aviation safety should be reported in
Item 60. The Examiner should record name, dosage, frequency, and purpose for all currently used medications.
If possible, all ancillary reports such as consultations, ECG's, x-ray release forms, and hospital or other treatment records should be attached. If the delay for those items would exceed 14 days, the Examiner should forward all available data to the AMCD, with a note specifying what additional information is being prepared for submission at a later date.
If there are no significant medical history items or abnormal physical findings, the Examiner should indicate this by checking the appropriate block.
The Examiner is responsible
for conducting the examination. However, he or she may delegate to a qualified physician's assistant, nurse,
aide, or laboratory assistant the testing required for Items 49-58. Regardless of who performs the tests, the
Examiner is responsible for the accuracy of the findings, and this responsibility may not be
Upon completion of the
physical examination, the entire FAA Form 8500-8, Items 1 through 64, must be electronically
transmitted to the FAA vis the AMCS.
Application Review Items: