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Cathay Medical

cr7driver

Well-known member
Can anyone currently flying for Cathay be kind enough to elaborate on the new hire medical exam that is conducted on the second interview.
What do they look for? Is it a disqualfying part of the of the interview process? Do you have to go through the same process every year or six months to get a medical certificate in HK? Is it as intensive as the JAL or ANA medical that is given o their candidates?
Basically any info will help.
Thanks for your time.
 

i'mbatman

Thunderbiiiiiiiiiiiiiiird
You go through a standard Hong Kong first class medical. Very similar to FAA 1st class except evryone does an EKG. After that is done you meet with a doctor for a general physical. Pee test and blood test to check for the hiv.

Thats it.

Oh yeah, almost all of us had to pee twice for some reason.
 

Caesar

Member
The Cathay doctors told me it was a mandatory rectal exam. Mine took place in a dimly lit room with candles. I found it very strange that the doctor had both hands on my shoulders while performing the exam. Oh well. I passed and got the job.
 

JohnnyP

Well-known member
............

The Cathay doctors told me it was a mandatory rectal exam. Mine took place in a dimly lit room with candles. I found it very strange that the doctor had both hands on my shoulders while performing the exam. Oh well. I passed and got the job.
....Maybe, you shouldnt have posted that.... :)
 

135fr8r

Well-known member
Does anyone know if they will accept an FAA letter regarding light signal testing for color deficiency?
 

DrunkIrishman

Cocaine is a helluva drug
No, they will not accept an equivalency test for colour blindness. It's Isihara or out.
That is not correct; as I understand it, they will accept some color vision deficiancy. However, colorblindess is not acceptable.
 

Cpt. Underpants

Super Hero
I work at Cathay. The Principal medical Officer is a friend. I called him before posting my initial response. The Isihara is the only accepted methodology for colour blindness testing. Trust me.
 

DrunkIrishman

Cocaine is a helluva drug
I work at Cathay. The Principal medical Officer is a friend. I called him before posting my initial response. The Isihara is the only accepted methodology for colour blindness testing. Trust me.
If that is true, then why do they have a Lantern in the medical office? CX will hire you if you are deficient, but you must pass the Lantern. I promise.
 

Cpt. Underpants

Super Hero
In 18 years at Cathay, annual (then, for a while, semi-annual) medicals, I have never seen a lantern nor heard of anyone being tested by one.
 

Cpt. Underpants

Super Hero
I shouldn't have responded...you're flamebait and I should have known it.

I bow to your obvious superior knowledge of Cathay medicals, HKCAD procedures and your vast, nay - immeasurable - understanding of things Cathay and Hong Kong. You are the master, the king, the grand Pooh-Bah. You rule, we mere mortals are but the dirt beneath your feet, the wipers of your spittoon.
 

DrunkIrishman

Cocaine is a helluva drug
Flamebait? I wasn't trying to say that I was better than you. I was merely pointing out that your information was incorrect. My "I promise" comment was a little humor directed at your "trust me" comment, that's all.

Relax a little and I'll meet you for a beer in Lan Kwai Fong.
 

AV80R

Well-known member
The Cathay doctors told me it was a mandatory rectal exam. Mine took place in a dimly lit room with candles. I found it very strange that the doctor had both hands on my shoulders while performing the exam. Oh well. I passed and got the job.
So, did he have small fingers? ;)
 
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