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James T. Kirk completes a quarterly physical

Dr. Julian Bashir performs a physical on a replicant of Miles O'Brien

A physical examination, sometimes shortened to physical exam or physical, or also known as a medical examination (medical exam), medical workup, or check-up, was a full examination that assessed an individual's general health and well-being.

Physicals may be ordered at the discretion of the chief medical officer whenever necessary, including of the captain. Aside from ordered physicals starships also have regular physicals to monitor the regular health of the crew. In the 23rd century these physicals were done quarterly, but by the 24th century they were only performed annually. (TOS: "The Corbomite Maneuver"; TNG: "Allegiance")

According to Starfleet protocols, physicals are mandatory following away missions that last more than two weeks. (VOY: "Memorial")

Doctor Leonard McCoy conducted a quarterly physical on Captain James T. Kirk in 2266, just prior to the USS Enterprise's encounter with the Fesarius. As he had been unable to complete one on Kirk before this time, he held off informing Kirk about the red alert the ship was under in order to complete the examination first. (TOS: "The Corbomite Maneuver")

In 2267, McCoy had Nurse Chapel conduct a complete physical on Ensign Chekov. (TOS: "The Deadly Years")

During the 23rd century, doctors on Federation starships had the duty of performing quarterly physicals on each member of the crew. (TAS: "Yesteryear")

A perfect replica of Captain Jean-Luc Picard came in a month early for his physical in 2366. This was as opposed to the real Jean-Luc Picard, who normally had to be reminded, badgered and finally ordered by Beverly Crusher to report for his physical. (TNG: "Allegiance")

Doctor Julian Bashir gave Miles O'Brien an extremely thorough physical when O'Brien was suspected of being a replicant. (DS9: "Whispers")

In 2371, The Doctor discovered that Ensign Samantha Wildman was pregnant during her annual physical, but she asked him to keep it from Captain Kathryn Janeway, as Wildman wanted to inform her personally. (VOY: "Elogium", "Fury")

The Ferengi had physicals conducted for insurance purposes. In 2372, Quark had one. (DS9: "Body Parts")

In 2373, Bashir conducted a complete physical of Benjamin Sisko under orders of Admiral Charlie Whatley. (DS9: "Rapture")

In 2375, The Doctor added deep-body scanning with his holographic imager as part of annual physicals on-board USS Voyager, allowing him to create images of his patients down to the subatomic level. Captain Kathryn Janeway, however, did not report for her physical, "as usual," forcing him to track her down in her ready room to administer her physical, with a request to drop by Sickbay at her earliest convenience to undergo the deep-body scan. (VOY: "Latent Image")

A list of crew that hadn't had their physical exams

In 2381, Dr. T'Ana gave Ensign D'Vana Tendi the task of tracking down nine crewmembers that had avoided their annual physical exams. The list included Ensign Mo Palmera, Lieutenant Mariah Rose, Ensign Sophia Baumer, Chief Brandon Logan, Counselor Migleemo, Lt. Commander Steve Stevens, Ensign Jet Manhaver, Chief Lars Lundy, and "Patient 08.019." Tendi got creative and was able to scan everyone on the list, impressing Dr. T'Ana. (LD: "Mugato, Gumato")

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