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Old 09-25-2012
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This is not meant to speak negatively of anything.

How long before a clinical posting do they reveal to you your clinical site? Coz I have my posting scheduled for October the 1st and they haven't yet revealed to me where I am doing it. I just know that I will be doing it within 50 miles from the city I chose.
Anyone with similar experience? And has that worked out alright? Coz I am literally freaking out!
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Hi Tanuja, I am sorry that you are having a difficult time right now. I can understand how this can be scary for you. The challenge for us is the location that you had requested was in an area that had no available attending's. Due to the inability to predict 100% our development in the area we mentioned there was a possible chance for delays prior to agreeing on this location.

Medical Development is still working hard to affiliate a new site to fill your request.

I am happy to help you with anything I can, please dont hesitate to ask.
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This is not meant to speak negatively of anything.

How long before a clinical posting do they reveal to you your clinical site? Coz I have my posting scheduled for October the 1st and they haven't yet revealed to me where I am doing it. I just know that I will be doing it within 50 miles from the city I chose.
Anyone with similar experience? And has that worked out alright? Coz I am literally freaking out!
Well, they will give u notice or confirmation letter one day or two before u start date
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Hi Tanuja, I am sorry that you are having a difficult time right now. I can understand how this can be scary for you. The challenge for us is the location that you had requested was in an area that had no available attending's. Due to the inability to predict 100% our development in the area we mentioned there was a possible chance for delays prior to agreeing on this location.

Medical Development is still working hard to affiliate a new site to fill your request.

I am happy to help you with anything I can, please dont hesitate to ask.
Well, I was not informed of any possibility of delay by any of you. I didn't think that "a little patience would go a long way" or " I told you before I don't have this information" ( like you said in your email to me) meant that there could be delays. Nor did it feel like you were " happy to help"
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Well, I was not informed of any possibility of delay by any of you. I didn't think that "a little patience would go a long way" or " I told you before I don't have this information" ( like you said in your email to me) meant that there could be delays. Nor did it feel like you were " happy to help"
I am very sorry that you feel this way. The information regarding the status of the clinical site was clearly defined to you through email prior to you choosing to move forward with this program. I will be happy to forward you over the messages and conversation logs if you would like to review them again.

I assisted you with multiple exceptions and got you into a program that fit your needs, you received the option to either process a refund or go forward with the out of network clinical site. You chose the later and we moved forward with this request for you.

I am very surprised after dozens of messages and phone calls back and forth that you would feel I have not been helpful. I have certainly done my best to get you into something that can satisfy your needs.

There are three attending's that are reviewing your CV. We have to wait for an approval before we can send confirmation.
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[QUOTE=AmeriClerkships;150301]I am very sorry that you feel this way. The information regarding the status of the clinical site was clearly defined to you through email prior to you choosing to move forward with this program. I will be happy to forward you over the messages and conversation logs if you would like to review them again.

I assisted you with multiple exceptions and got you into a program that fit your needs, you received the option to either process a refund or go forward with the out of network clinical site. You chose the later and we moved forward with this request for you.

I am very surprised after dozens of messages and phone calls back and forth that you would feel I have not been helpful. I have certainly done my best to get you into something that can satisfy your needs.

There are three attending's that are reviewing your CV. We have to wait for an approval before we can send confirmation.]


Yes, the status being that my application is being reviewed. I had no way of knowing whether my posting was going to start on the date it was scheduled to or where I was going to be. Both you and Terri told me that you don't have this information. I have all the emails too.
Also, I was told initially that I would have this information 10 days before the start date. Now there are 5 days left.
I have nothing personal against you, and I know that you have tried to make up for the mistakes your agency made with me last year and I appreciate that.
But not knowing what's happening so close to the scheduled start date, as you can imagine, is scary as well as frustrating for anyone in my position.
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Yes I do understand, I know that Medical Development has been in touch with you to give you an update. I am glad that we were able to find a resolution for you
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Yes I do understand, I know that Medical Development has been in touch with you to give you an update. I am glad that we were able to find a resolution for you
Hi Molly,
I received my clinical site on the 27th of September and was able to start as scheduled on the 1st of October. I am happy with the posting though it's an hour drive from where I live. Thank you for your help and for making things right. I hope you understand why I didn't trust you all earlier on.
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Hi Molly,
I received my clinical site on the 27th of September and was able to start as scheduled on the 1st of October. I am happy with the posting though it's an hour drive from where I live. Thank you for your help and for making things right. I hope you understand why I didn't trust you all earlier on.
I am happy that Medical Development was able to find something in your area and that you were able to start Oct 1st. Have a wonderful experience and let us know if there is anything that you need.
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