I am beyond frustrated with Mount Sinai's dilly-dallying. Having interviewed in November, I think it's reasonable to expect some response within a few months (they claim to be rolling). Well, now it's march and i still haven't heard a peep. What's even worse is that their secretaries act annoyed when I call to check on my status. They're rude, succinct, and always ask "Ok?" in a patronizing way to get me off the phone. Furthermore, they assign each person's file to one secretary, so when someone is out of town or out to lunch, you have to call them back. And then once you reach them, what do they say? Nothing. No decision. No information about an upcoming decision. There's no top-down communication. What purpose do secretaries serve, if not to answer questions pertinent to applicants' files? Did anyone else notice that it's impossible to speak with someone at mount sinai who knows anything? There's no director of admissions, and dr. kayne won't take phone calls. Anyone else as perturbed as I am? completely unrelated: sick news story on the front page of the NYTimes about bad care at Mount Sinai hospital after a live liver transplant, which led to a patient death.