Hi RetNvy, My son's actual exam was very brief (about five minutes or so with the doctor and a few minutes with a nurse.) The office where he was assigned was jam packed that day. I read in "Absolutely American" that DoDMERB reviewers spend 40 hours on each medical file. That figure sounds staggering. That's a full work week. How many reviewers are there at DoDMERB and does that 40 hours per sound right to you?