UCH Residency July 2012 - page 3

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    It's so exciting that there are so many of us coming from different states! I am definitely looking for a roommate or two! Let me know if you are interested! My email is bkeller@health.usf.edu

    I have heard that it is good to live in East Denver because of the snow that occurs in the winter months - easier to get to the hospital! Places like Stapleton! Anyways please free to contact me!
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    Congratulations to all!

    I will be on the medicine subspecialties unit (as long as this endorsement process goes smoothly...).

    I'm extremely excited, but I have a major concern - I tested for California (my home state) since I didn't know whether or not I would get into the program, and my endorsement papers were sent today. California takes 4-6 weeks to send the "verification of original license" which means I may not get my Colorado license by the deadline of July 16. Does anyone else have this issue? I'm freaking out a bit.

    I heard about the possibility of Colorado being a "walk through" state in which you can set up an appointment and go to get a temporary license until you get your permanent one, but I'm not sure about the validity of it. I will need to call in the morning. Currently, insomnia is getting the best of me.

    Please let me know if anyone has any advice!

    In terms of where to live - I've been taking my chances on craiglist, and found a place in Aurora. A couple of my friends from Denver says that Aurora may not be the best place to live, but coming from California/ San Francisco where there are definite areas you do not want to live, I don't think Aurora is all that bad. It also seems that Stapleton, Lowry, and Park Hill would be good choices as well.

    Also, if you're wondering what "DTC" is in the craigslist ads, it stands for Denver Tech Center, and it's close to Cherry Creek which is a fairly wealthy area. That area is normally full of traffic so I wouldn't recommend living there.

    Once again, congratulations to everyone, and I look forward to meeting you!
    Last edit by NewGradNurse2012 on Jun 25, '12
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    I am also in the process of endorsing my license from CA to CO. I sent in my endorsement paperwork to CO today and submitted my verification last week in person to the CA BRN. I was told it shouldn't be more than 2-3 weeks for the verification.
    Around the end of next week I plan to contact the CO BRN to see if they have received it. My advice would be to give them some time to get stuff done, but if it doesn't seem like things are progressing to contact someone and explain the situation.
    I can totally empathize though; if moving away from California wasn't stressful enough, this has sure added to it!
    As far as where to live, I have heard the same things about Stapleton, Lowry and Park Hill. Definitely struggling picking a place; it's difficult not being able to see it beforehand, but it's always nice to get input.
    Thanks, and I hope this helps
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    Hey Calinurse,

    Thanks for your response - did CO Board say anything about needing the original license verification from California before they can issue anything? California takes forever on anything, and that's what worries me the most.

    The other thing is that CO said they were behind in processing applications and it will take "2-3 weeks, possibly more."

    Thanks!
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    I'm honestly not sure. I hope that they would at least issue a temporary license within 2 weeks, but I don't know how receipt of the verification may affect that. The only thing is, I don't know if the program will accept an temporary license...
    At this point, according to most of the paperwork I've gotten, it looks like we need our license by July 20th. So that's four weeks. It seems like a minimum of two weeks before anything should go through, so I figure I'll give them 2 weeks and then start trying to get the ball rolling.
    At this point, not sure what else to do.

    Also, have you heard anything from your friends about specific apartment complexes? I feel like I'm losing it looking through them all...
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    I talked to the CO BRN this morning, and they said they don't normally send out temporary license unless your state takes longer than a few weeks to send in verification. I don't mean to cause any stress, but it seems to be cutting it close and I wanted to know of anyone else had this issue. I had planned on moving on the 8, but now it seems like I have some thinking to do. I wish California was a compact state...
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    Well if it makes you feel any better, as far as I can tell there are complications for a lot of people, even those who are not endorsing. Seems like they have been having problems even getting a date to take the test. Maybe the program will take these efforts into consideration. Have you tried contacting them to explain what's going on?
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    I called them this morning, and I'm working on it with them, but they said the chances for wiggle room are slim. If the license is not posted on DORA before the orientation then you can't start the program. If they get enough calls/emails from people, hopefully they'll budge. If not, maybe everyone who is concerned about the deadline should unite to see if we can come to an agreement with UCH.
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    Calinurse, when were you planning in moving?
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    Well, I was planning on leaving CA on the 9th to arrive on the 11th. But this license thing has me freaked out a bit now.


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