i need a forum to vent some serious frustrations, and since this is the only forum i partake in ... lucky you guys i have recieved next to no information from my soon-to-be residency program. on match day, i recieved an email congratulating me, telling me i'd recieve a packet in the mail at the end of april, which would include housing information among other things, and would be hearing from the chief resident shortly. well its been 2 months since then, i've never heard from a chief resident, and i have recieved a total of one envelope from my program, which contained 3 papers - a contract, a background check form, and a urine tox form. i took care of all 3 things and waited for more information to roll in. nothing did. i eventually contacted the residency coordinator with a housing question, she directed me to a website and gave me the housing person's contact email. lo and behold once i accessed the information, i discovered i only had a few days to get it in! when i questioned my residency coordinator about this, i could never get a firm answer as to whether or not i was supposed to know about it earlier or not. i brushed it aside, as i did manage to get everything in time, and just choose not to worry about it. however, i emailed her a few weeks later asking about ACLS credentialing, and she was like, well its in your packet and on the website. ok, there was nothing in the packet about credentialing. and then when i go back to the stupid website, i do find the credentialling information. the class is an entire week before orientation - i never would have known about it if i hadn't asked. so i decide to poke around and see what else appears to be on the website. there's a crapload of stuff i have to do! i mean, im sure you guys know, you all had to do it, all these forms, and papers, and official documents they require. i never would have known about it if i hadn't asked or hadn't snooped around. not to mention, the freaking white coat form was due April 6th. umm, i hadn't recieved anything from my program until late april, so how the hell was i supposed to know about that?? it apparently takes 8 weeks to get the white coats ordered, so i guess i can forget about having one of those when i start. im just really annoyed because i have asked and asked and asked why i haven't gotten any info, and what do i need to do, is there someone else i should be contacting, etc., and i have gotten NO INFORMATION from anyone, and now im way behind on getting stuff in. i wonder what would have happened if i had never asked, and was still sitting here twiddling my thumbs. i have asked for the email of my chief resident several times and haven't gotten it. i would love the emails of my fellow incoming interns so i can ask them what the hell is going on, but i can't seem to get that either. im just feeling sort of overwhelmed and frustrated, and worried that there are important things that im not taking care of, things more serious than a white coat, that wil delay my start. and im mad that im ASKING and NO ONE is helping me AT ALL. i have emailed my residency coordinator so many times, i feel like i have hit a wall and i dont even feel like dealing with her anymore. im going to have to deal with her for 4 more years, and she probably already can't stand me. i dont want to go over her head and email my program director, but he's the only other person whose contact info i have. i feel like they do this every year, it should be a science by now. and maybe it is a science, and my envelope was just missing the letter that said "refer to the website and fill out every single form you find". i dunno. anyone else feel totally seriously completely absolutely in the dark????