My Application Timeline

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.”


August 27, 2010: Health Desk sends e-mail saying “hello” and what to expect next.

September 13, 2010: Submitted final transcript/ updated resume.


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.

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