Medical Clearence Check

Hi everyone,

So I have been considering applying to a foreign service fellowship with the department of state in the USA. But upon reading the requirements I saw that it requires you to pass a medical check. I was wondering if any of you know if my pacemaker would prevent me from passing one. I can't find any clear information online about the required medical check. I am not pacemaker dependent and have no other medical conditions that would prevent me from passing. But I can't really function successfully without my pacemaker. I would apprienciate any advise and input you have.


For details, I am 20 and currently a sophomore in college, and my underlying rythm is around 30-40 bpm depending on the day. I have had a pacemaker since I was seven months old. I am currently on my 5th pacemaker and it was installed in 2017.


Thanks for any help or thoughts on the matter.



Medical clearance

by AgentX86 - 2020-09-19 20:56:38

That's something you're going to have to ask the particular branch about.  I'm sure there is no one answer for the whole government or, perhaps even the same department.  I can't imagine that Foreign Service would have a problem but any sentence with "common sense" and "government" in it is nonsensical.

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