School of Medicine
Scheduling Clinical Rotations
Tulane University School of Medicine is one of the nation’s most recognized centers for medical education. It is the second-oldest medical school in the Deep South and the 15th oldest medical school in the United States.
The School of Medicine had been using the eCurriculum and eValuate modules of eMedley when they approached AllofE with a new challenge: How can we streamline our clinical scheduling process without losing flexibility?
3rd-year students were scheduled into core rotations, while 4th-year students finished up remaining core rotations and took electives. Each rotation had to fit with openings in the student’s current schedule, while also taking into account factors such as student preferences, preceptor capacities, and clinical sites.
AllofE implemented the Path-Based Scheduler for 3rd-year students. Once students have selected their preferred rotations, an automated process generates the optimal path for all students.
For the 4th-year students, AllofE worked closely with Tulane to build and customize a new “Schedule Builder” within the eduSched application. This all-in-one builder creates a color-coded block schedule that allows rotation blocks easily be added or removed.
With eduSched, the Tulane University School of Medicine is now able to schedule all of their 3rd & 4th-year students quickly and efficiently, streamlining their clerkship scheduling processes.