Interesting... I've actually never heard about Operation Excellence until now. I googled and all I found so far is that UCSF is trying to "achieve both administrative excellence and financial savings." Is this just more bureaucracy? It seems like Operation Excellence is brought about by financial burdens?
In any case, I don't know if posting on SDN will help you with these questions... Have you talked with the professors that you know who have left UCSF? What have they said? These professors seem to be your best resource, as they are the ones who have lived their experiences and know why they left (and/or why they were unhappy).
Since this seems to be a relatively new phenomenon (Operational Excellence), I feel like not many people know about it. Thank you for letting us know!
Also, I guess this shouldn't come as that much of a surprise since UCSF is a public school and funding for education in California always gets cut more and more... >.<
I have a feeling that some acceptances were handed out yesterday even though nobody reported it here.. I haven't lost hope but @lalalapartay012 is right: what's meant to be is meant to be. This is probably the best mindset to have at this point as hard as it may be to let go of our dream school. Hopefully we get lucky with the remaining trickles.Anyone else out there feeling anxious and hopeful? Or have you all given up hope? Where is everyone?
I was accepted off of the waitlist this morning (6/6/14, 9AM by email)! Good luck to everyone still waiting and keep hope alive!!!!