I just received a message from Dr. Simka: I'm one of 25 people that have been informed that we are scheduled for assessment and treatment in April, 2010. April actually works out fairly well, especially if it's later in the month, after the exams in my courses. We get our specific appointment dates in a week or two. This is the real thing!
Since it was a mass mailing to all the people scheduled for April, I didn't receive any answers to the questions I'd asked. I presume/hope that I'll get some answers with my specific appointment.