Hurricane Sandy

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Urofriend
Columbia

Contacted Columbia. They know we are waiting to hear from them but they are waiting to see if conditions change before making an official decision about the interviews. 

Anonymous (not verified)
nyu

hello people,i'm a resident at nyu and just wanted to provide what little update we can.  right now, we are still figuring out the situation with the hospital and offices.  currently as you may be aware there is no power where our offices and hospitals are. some of our attendings and residents live in the area and also are out of power.  in addition the intranet and email servers are completely down -- so coordination and communication are quite difficult at this time.  this is a very different situation than the one uptown at columbia or other hospitals where they are basically running normally and were minimally affected by hurricane sandy.  there are no definite plans to cancel or reschedule the interviews for this sunday, but certainly that is being considered and discussed.  likely a final decision will be made in the next day or two, and as soon as the decision is made we will post again here.  unfortunately no one has any access at this time to applicants information or emails to notify them individually.  if you know of anyone who may be interviewing this weekend, please help us and pass this info along.obviously, having been there once we sympathize with applicants having to deal with this uncertainty, but we would appreciate your patience and understanding at this time.  thanks

teamgu
nyu

 hello people,i'm a resident at nyu and just wanted to provide what little update we can.  right now, we are still figuring out the situation with the hospital and offices.  currently as you may be aware there is no power where our offices and hospitals are. some of our attendings and residents live in the area and also are out of power.  in addition the intranet and email servers are completely down -- so coordination and communication are quite difficult at this time.  this is a very different situation than the one uptown at columbia or other hospitals where they are basically running normally and were minimally affected by hurricane sandy.  there are no definite plans to cancel or reschedule the interviews for this sunday, but certainly that is being discussed.  please understand that these dates are arranged and coordinated long in advance, in order to accommodate busy attendings schedules and to ensure that all attendings are around for the interviews.  simply changing the date may result in several attendings not being able to be involved in the interview process, and that may disadvantage people unfairly as well.  likely a final decision will be made in the next day or two, and as soon as the decision is made we will post again here.  unfortunately no one has any access at this time to applicants information or emails to notify them individually.  if you know of anyone who may be interviewing this weekend, please help us and pass any info along.obviously, having been there once we sympathize with applicants having to deal with this uncertainty, but we would appreciate your patience and understanding at this time.  thanks 

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teamgu wrote:
 hello people,i'm a resident at nyu and just wanted to provide what little update we can.  right now, we are still figuring out the situation with the hospital and offices.  currently as you may be aware there is no power where our offices and hospitals are. some of our attendings and residents live in the area and also are out of power.  in addition the intranet and email servers are completely down -- so coordination and communication are quite difficult at this time.  this is a very different situation than the one uptown at columbia or other hospitals where they are basically running normally and were minimally affected by hurricane sandy.  there are no definite plans to cancel or reschedule the interviews for this sunday, but certainly that is being discussed.  please understand that these dates are arranged and coordinated long in advance, in order to accommodate busy attendings schedules and to ensure that all attendings are around for the interviews.  simply changing the date may result in several attendings not being able to be involved in the interview process, and that may disadvantage people unfairly as well.  likely a final decision will be made in the next day or two, and as soon as the decision is made we will post again here.  unfortunately no one has any access at this time to applicants information or emails to notify them individually.  if you know of anyone who may be interviewing this weekend, please help us and pass any info along.obviously, having been there once we sympathize with applicants having to deal with this uncertainty, but we would appreciate your patience and understanding at this time.  thanks 
 Thanks so much for the update from NYU.  Those of us anxiously waiting really appreciate it and hope you guys get your power back soon!

Anonymous (not verified)
Re: need parking

interviewing at stony brook on friday. they said their still on. long island airport is open.

Anonymous (not verified)
Columbia

Urofriend wrote:
Contacted Columbia. They know we are waiting to hear from them but they are waiting to see if conditions change before making an official decision about the interviews. 
 When I contacted Columbia yesterday afternoon, they said that the interviews would go on as scheduled.  Luckily LGA seems to have opened today.

teamgu
nyu

hello all,FYI nyu is planning on holding its interview as previously scheduled on nov 4th.  the locations have changed for both the social on sat and the actual interviews on sun.  please feel free to email me jshcan@gmail.com for details. in addition those who are interviewing should have received an email from our chair with the details and from one of the residents with our cell numbers so that you can contact us in the event of a last minute issue.  if you are interviewing and haven't gotten notice pls email me so that i can pass the info along.  if you cannot make the interview, please also notify me or whichever resident contacted you.  finally, if people are switching interview dates, please let us know asap as your file will most likely not be there at the new location if you were not originally scheduled for that date so we need to make sure that change does not negatively affect you as well.look forward to meeting everyone on sat and/or sundaythanks