December 9, 2009: Submitted Application, Health Status Review, and 3 Recommendations.
December 31, 2009: Fingerprints taken at the Po-Po Station.
January 26, 2010: Interview at the Washington, DC Regional Office.
February 28, 2010: Sunday night phone call from my recruiter: NOMINATED CENTRAL/ SOUTH AMERICA, HEALTH DEGREED PROGRAM, JANUARY 2011!
March 2, 2010: Official nomination from the Peace Corps.
March 3, 2010: Peace Corps mailed my medical packet.
March 10-23, 2010: Scrambled around Maryland and Massachusetts searching for all my old medical records and getting my physical and dental exams done.
March 25, 2010: Submitted my Medical and Dental Exams to Peace Corps.
March 31, 2010: Peace Corps received my Exams. Dentally cleared.
April 20, 2010: Attended an event for future volunteers at Peace Corps HQ with my new roomie, Leo (China, 2010-2012).
April 29, 2010: Submitted my Nomination Requirement Form, telling them all about my Spanish-learning activities.
June 19, 2010: Contact from OMS. Incomplete!
June 22, 2010: Appointment with doctor to get Polio Booster and Hep-B Core Antibody blood test.
July 1, 2010: “A decision has been made regarding your medical review. Please look for a letter in the mail.”
July 6, 2010: MEDICAL CLEARANCE!
August 27, 2010: Health Desk sends e-mail saying “hello” and what to expect next.
September 13, 2010: Submitted final transcript/ updated resume.
October 8, 2010: INVITATION IS IN THE MAIL!
October 14, 2010: Received/ Accepted invitation to serve in Nicaragua as a Maternal and Child Health Promoter from January 11, 2011 – March 29, 2013.
Timeline: over. Adventure: just beginning.
- "I can't show you how, exactly, health care is a basic human right. But what I can argue is that no one should have to die of a disease that is treatable." -Paul Farmer
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