So I've got to schedule my SUNY Downstate interview sometime early in the new year. I've also applied to Einstein, Columbia, Mt. Sinai, and NYMC. I know Einstein wanted us to tell them if we were in the area, but should I ask the other schools? I'm from California, and cross-country flights ain't cheap. What should I do? I don't want to sound too pushy... Why do they take so long, anyway?