Using a novel approach to collect, disseminate, and assess residency application materials

Clark, John S.; Khalidi, Nabil; Klein, Kristin C.; Streetman, Darcie D.; McGregory, Michael E.; Johnston, John P.
May 2010
American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy;5/1/2010, Vol. 67 Issue 9, p741
Academic Journal
Purpose. The implementation of a Webbased tool for pharmacy resident application submission and management in a teaching-affiliated institution is described. Summary. To improve and increase the efficiency of its residency application submission and management process, pharmacy leadership at the University of Michigan abandoned the traditional paper-based process for selecting and communicating with residency candidates for an onsite interview. CTools, a customized version of the open-source Sakai learning content management system, was used to construct the pharmacy residency application and evaluation site. At its core, Sakai is a framework that allows a community of educators and programmers to develop tools that aid in the management, delivery, and communication related to learning and collaboration. The CTools site for residency recruitment was configured to allow candidates, including those not affiliated with the university, to request access to the application site and to create an account. In addition, the site allows preceptors and the residency advisory committee (RAC) members to review submitted application materials. The CTools site uses three basic learning management system (LMS) modules: announcements, assignments, and resources. The announcements module provides an easy way to distribute information to the candidates. The assignment module is a secure area where candidate application materials are compiled into folders and made available to those staff members who need to review the application. The resources module is a repository of required residency documents and forms. Conclusion. An institution transitioned from its traditional manual process to a Web-based tool to collect and share residency application materials in a more streamlined fashion.


Related Articles

  • Drug information at your fingertips. CHIU, STEPHANIE; AMIRFAR, VIBHUTI ARYA // Pharmacy Today;Oct2014, Vol. 20 Issue 10, p40 

    The article evaluates the web-based app InpharmD which offer answers to drug information questions.

  • Pharmacovigilance in the Middle East. Wilbur, Kerry // Drug Safety;2013, Vol. 36 Issue 1, p25 

    Background The importance of countries to support their own national pharmacovigilance cannot be understated. While adverse drug reaction (ADR) data from other countries is helpful in making medication safety decisions, information may not be relevant or applicable to domestic populations....

  • Visualizing the Drug: Data visualization tools can provide new insights into effi cacy and safety. Rashed, Michael; Patel, Umesh A. // Drug Discovery & Development;Mar2011, Vol. 14 Issue 3, p22 

    The article discusses the tools in assessing drug efficiency and safety as well as visualization for target profiling of new drugs. It offers information on the Data Analysis and Report Tool (DART), a web-based tool from EMD Millipore which provides a visual image of kinase profiling and...

  • Online PHARMACIES. Zandstra, Alex // Australian NetGuide;Mar2009, p77 

    The article reviews several web sites including www.epharmacy.com.au, www.pulsepharmacy.com.au and www.chemistaustralian.com.au.

  • dictyExpress: a Dictyostelium discoideum gene expression database with an explorative data analysis web-based interface.  // BMC Bioinformatics;2009, Vol. 10, p265 

    Background: Bioinformatics often leverages on recent advancements in computer science to support biologists in their scientific discovery process. Such efforts include the development of easy-to-use web interfaces to biomedical databases. Recent advancements in interactive web technologies...

  • OnEX: Exploring changes in life science ontologies.  // BMC Bioinformatics;2009, Vol. 10, p250 

    Background: Numerous ontologies have recently been developed in life sciences to support a consistent annotation of biological objects, such as genes or proteins. These ontologies underlie continuous changes which can impact existing annotations. Therefore, it is valuable for users of ontologies...

  • QPCR: Application for real-time PCR data management and analysis.  // BMC Bioinformatics;2009, Vol. 10, p268 

    Background: Since its introduction quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction (qPCR) has become the standard method for quantification of gene expression. Its high sensitivity, large dynamic range, and accuracy led to the development of numerous applications with an increasing number of...

  • MultiLoc2: integrating phylogeny and Gene Ontology terms improves subcellular protein localization prediction.  // BMC Bioinformatics;2009, Vol. 10, p274 

    Background: Knowledge of subcellular localization of proteins is crucial to proteomics, drug target discovery and systems biology since localization and biological function are highly correlated. In recent years, numerous computational prediction methods have been developed. Nevertheless, there...

  • Genephony: a knowledge management tool for genome-wide research.  // BMC Bioinformatics;2009, Vol. 10, p278 

    Background: One of the consequences of the rapid and widespread adoption of high-throughput experimental technologies is an exponential increase of the amount of data produced by genome-wide experiments. Researchers increasingly need to handle very large volumes of heterogeneous data, including...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics