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Given how fluid the situation is and how cases have been climbing in particular hotspots, what are the chances that other schools will start canceling second look events (for March + April) ?

CANCELLED Second looks (Updated 3/15/20, 4 PM):

Alabama
Albany- online experience
Ba(e)ylor (virtual)
BU (online)
Case Western
CCLCM
Columbia
Duke
Emory (virtual, revisited cancelled only)
Geisinger - virtual
Georgetown
George Washington University
Harvard (online experience)
Hofstra
Indiana University
Kaiser (virtual)
Loyola
Massachusetts
Mayo Arizona (virtual)
Medical College of Wisconsin (virtual)
Michigan State University CHM
Minnesota
New York University
Northwestern (virtual experience)
Ohio State
OUWB
Penn State
Penn (virtual experience)
Quinnipiac (virtual experience)
Rochester (virtual experience)
Rush
RWJ (online webinar)
Sinai
Stanford
TCU-UNTHSC
Toledo
Tufts (online experience)
UCF
UCSD (virtual)
UCSF (possibly virtual)
University of Colorado
University of Connecticut
University Of Cincinnati
UNC Chapel Hill (virtual)
University of Chicago (virtual)
University of Illinois (online)
University of Iowa (virtual)
University of Michigan
University of Missouri (possible online experience?)
UMiami (Virtual Tour)
University of Pittsburgh
USC
University of South Carolina Greenville
University of Tennessee
University of Vermont (virtual)
University of Virginia
UW
UWisconsin-Madison
Vanderbilt (virtual)
VCU (virtual)
Yale (virtual)
WashU (online experience)
Wayne State (virtual)

CANCELLED/Postponed Interviews (Updated 3/15/20):

Albany
Dartmouth (zoom)
Einstein
Jefferson (Facetime interview lol)
Ohio State
Penn State (Zoom)
Temple (Zoom)
University of Miami (Zoom)
USF Morsani (online interviews)
University of Tennessee (over the phone/skype interviews)




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My guess is schools in larger metro areas may start to cancel second look weekends (Chicago, LA, NYC, Boston) while those that are in smaller areas may not but depending on how widespread it becomes, this could change.

edit: this clearly changed. I foresee all second looks being canceled
 
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I was also wondering the same thing! I’m most likely gonna reschedule an interview for April.
 
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My infectious disease colleague says "use lots of hand sanitizer, cough into your arm, avoid shaking hands and try not to touch your nose or mouth. And if you don't have any underlying risk conditions, you're really not at risk. Did you get your flu shot?"
 
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Does anyone know how likely airlines are to refund tickets in case of a cancellation? The Mt. Sinai email mentioned it but I'm not sure if I should continue booking tickets.
 

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I have no idea!

You may want to weigh the pros and cons including the cost of the trip, the refund policies the airlines have in place if you have to cancel (if you are traveling by air), and whether you are at high risk (due to being immunocompromised, or having an underlying chronic condition) or if you live with anyone over 60 or who has health issues that could place them at high risk if they contracted the virus. This is not going away in the next 8 weeks and you will be at risk whether you go or not unless you choose to isolate yourself which may or may not be feasible given your responsibilities and institutional responses to the on-going outbreak.

 
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How can you empathize with patients without getting all their diseases, too? This is your chance to prove you want this!
 
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I was also wondering the same thing! I’m most likely gonna reschedule an interview for April.

You've already been accepted somewhere you like, right? Otherwise - uh...?
 
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You've already been accepted somewhere you like, right? Otherwise - uh...?
Of course! I should’ve mentioned that! Low tier home program and on WL of top choice. Still I wanted to see what they had to offer.
 
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Word on the street is that this coronavirus will miraculously go away by April, so we should be good.

It's true. Coronavirus has to PTE just like everyone else, can't attend everywhere.
 
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I ate public school lunch for TWELVE years, my immune system is therefore titanium and I will be going to second look
 
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Or thinking that the flu vaccine would work on the coronavirus.
Or that many people would even get the vaccine if one existed...
 
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Does anyone know how likely airlines are to refund tickets in case of a cancellation? The Mt. Sinai email mentioned it but I'm not sure if I should continue booking tickets.
Highly dependent on the airline i imagine.
Southwest you’d have no problem. Otherwise, Im not sure.
 

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I got a notice from American saying if you cancelled during a 2 week period in march they would waive the fee. So April would be a $200 donation. If you can prove you are sick, email them your Doctors info, they will contact them and most likely waive the fee. They don't want you on the flight either. I did this this past January when my wife had a stomach virus and could not fly. When they initially refused to waive the fee, I said "Fine. I'll just bring her on the plane and ask the Pilot for a barf bag". They became a little more accommodating after that.
 
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yooo NYU canceled second look today :0
 
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ok same w/ Columbia what is goin ON!!!
 
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Until there is more certainty about the epidemiology and better sensitivity of detection, I'm expecting things to be downsized, cancelled, or postponed. Frankly I'm surprised that some schools haven't pushed more online connections as second-look programming.
 
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Until there is more certainty about the epidemiology and better sensitivity of detection, I'm expecting things to be downsized, cancelled, or postponed. Frankly I'm surprised that some schools haven't pushed more online connections as second-look programming.
Schools should be looking into that even without a virus.
 
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Schools should be looking into that even without a virus.
I know. I tried but others wouldn't join in to collaborate. Colleges do virtual tours now, and I'm sure summer orientations for freshmen will also be pushed to more online programming.

Of course, if sick people stayed home, or anyone suspected of being exposed properly self-quarantined, you probably won't have many changes other than larger tubs of hand sanitizer and longer breaks for washing hands after meals and receptions.
 
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I will note that on the dental side, the ADEA GoDental Recruitment Fair in a couple of weeks is still proceeding as scheduled.

UPDATE: ADEA has cancelled this Recruitment Fair as well as its 2020 annual meeting.
 
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Unsurprisingly, UW cancelled their in-person 2nd look in Seattle— going to be online only events now
 
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and there goes Stanford... another one bites the dust

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Where did you see this? I didn’t get any emails from them yet :(

Probably just saying that due to a med school faculty member that now has the corona.
 

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ITS ALL A HOAX BY THE LIBERAL LEFTIST MEDIA!!
LOCK IT UP!! LOCK IT UP!! LOCK IT UP!!

(This would almost be funny if the hoax story wasnt being pushed last week)

I don’t want this thread to get derailed with political stuff, but what was actually said was that the plague level hysteria was a hoax, not the virus itself.
 
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I even have an incoming med school interview in 2 weeks...Finger crossed it won't be affected. I really like the school.
 
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I ate public school lunch for TWELVE years, my immune system is therefore titanium and I will be going to second look
GW was also canceled so my titanium immune system will not be put to the test
 
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Penn State canceled.:bang:
 
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@Engrailed
CANCELLED Second looks (Updated 3/9/20):
Sinai
Columbia
NYU
UW
Stanford
Yale (probably???)
Georgetown
GWU
Penn State
 
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CANCELLED Second looks (Updated 3/9/20):
Sinai
NYU
UW
Stanford
Yale (probably???)
Georgetown
GWU
Penn State
Columbia
 
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CANCELLED Second Looks (Updated 3/9/20):
Columbia
Georgetown
GWU
NYU
Penn State
Sinai
Stanford
UW
Yale (probably???)

I didn't update anything... the OCD just got to me, and I needed them to be in alphabetical order. lol
 
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Cancelled Second Looks:
Alabama
Columbia
Georgetown
GWU
NYU
Penn State
Sinai
Stanford
UW
Yale (probably???)

Cancelled/Postponed Interviews:
Einstein
 

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Cancelled Second Looks:
Alabama
Columbia
Georgetown
GWU
NYU
Penn State
Sinai
Stanford
UW
Yale (probably???)

Cancelled/Postponed Interviews:
Einstein
Add Albany Medical College to interviews
 

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OK, now I am worried...I have an interview next week. Finger crossed for us!!
 

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Cancelled Second Looks:
Alabama
Columbia
Georgetown
GWU
NYU
Penn State
Sinai
Stanford
UW
Yale (probably???)
WashU (online experience)

Cancelled/Postponed Interviews:
Einstein
 
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Cancelled Second Looks:
Alabama
Columbia
Georgetown
GWU
NYU
Penn State
Sinai
Stanford
UW
Yale (probably???)
WashU (online experience)

Cancelled/Postponed Interviews:
Albany

Einstein
 
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Cancelled Second Looks:
Alabama
Columbia
Georgetown
GWU
NYU
Penn State
Sinai
Stanford
UW
Yale (probably???)
WashU (online experience)

Cancelled/Postponed Interviews:
Albany
Einstein
Ohio State
 
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UChicago is cancelling all University-sponsored events until April 15. Unsure as of yet how this affects the Revisit
 
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UVA just cancelled. Going to have online experience instead.
 
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