FlanAl wrote:hey I actually have an appointment with my doctor tomorrow for an ear thing. haven't had a chance to check out the health forms but if any of you guys could give me a quick rundown on anything I might need from him (immunization record etc) it would save me multiple trips to his office. And want to clarify that if you aren't playing sports you don't need a physical.
You do not need the physical if you aren't playing sports. I submitted my Gannet Health History Form over a month ago, sans physical, and so far I haven't had any issues.
Your current physician can sign your form to verify any immunizations that he/she administered. In my case however, I sent Gannet photocopies of official documentation from past immunizations, most of which were years old (i.e., I've been able to complete all of my Cornell health paperwork without having to see a doctor specifically for that purpose).
Note that if you don't still have records of some vaccinations, such as those you received as a young child, your doctor can conduct a simple blood test to verify whether you're immune (in this case, their signature is required on the Gannet form). Remember too that Cornell only requires that you've been vaccinated for MMR and tetanus (also meningitis, though I think you can get a waiver out of that...?).