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    (Original post by Wzz)
    I got the impression it may have been cost influenced as well; after all, a lot of the doctors doing the medicals were civvies presumably through some sort of locum arrangement. Trying to ensure that you only put applicants through the medical if they had already passed everything else would have offered a small saving.
    It obviously hasn't outweiged the increased cost of administration and pay for taking time out of work.

    I think that having the old system back is helpful for applicants; you spend more time around those in your syndicate and this can help you get to know their strengths and weaknesses for when you're in the hangar.

    I got my OASC date on Monday - (10th June anyone? pm me)

    Attached to the guide is a note stating:

    Please note that our process has undergone a recent review. Instead of potentially making 2 visits, you will be asked to complete a combined process, including the medical examination and fitness test, during one visit. You will undergo the procedures outlined in this booklet but they may be in a different order. The combined process will take up to 4 days as stated in our letter.

    (Original post by GR29KHS)
    I imagine a lot of this will be down to the CIT at Adastral Hall. They've been trying to insert some common sense into the selection procedure and it looks like they've succeded.

    Does this mean the medical holding flt won't have to show round candidates on their fam visits all the time any more? It used to be done 6 weeks or so before IOT and that was it. Now it seems that everyone going through OASC gets a fam visit....

    I'm very confused, can you tell? :p:
    To clear things up RAD Flight will continue to work on the fam visits, but it's likely to go back to the old style fam, rather then the current system of a part 2 OASC/fam combined. There is also talk of introducing the IOTFA on the fam visit so candidates don't have such a massive shock about it when they pitch up for IOT.
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