LAWRENCE, Kan. – AllofE has launched an automated scheduling module to help place students into clinical rotations as part of its clinical tracking system, eCLAS. The company is currently working on projects with two dental schools that began in early 2014, including the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry.
VCU had tried to develop its own system in-house in the past and has had much experience with automated scheduling and the rules on which successful placements run.
The automated scheduling module in eCLAS allows programs to define rules such as date range, maximum number of students allowed at site, and total number of sessions required of students for each rotation. From there, it uses the rules to place students into their required and elective rotations through thousands of iterations to find the best fit for all students. The module uses genetic algorithms and runs the iterations in a matter of minutes, rather than hours or days.
The reporting capabilities with the automated scheduling module include the ability to search for unmet schedule requirements for students, so the program can make any manual changes to the schedules prior to publishing them.
For more information on the automated scheduling module, please contact sales AT allofe DOT com.
About Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry
Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry has provided education to students and service to patients for more than 110 years. The School provides professional training and instruction in the areas of Endodontics, General Practice, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Oral Diagnostic Sciences, Oral Health Promotion and Community Outreach, Orthodontics, Pediatric Dentistry, Periodontics, and Prosthodontics.
AllofE Solutions is a software development company based in Lawrence, Kan., working with corporate and public institutions. For more information, please visit allofe.com.