Improving Efficiency in Residency and Fellowship Admissions
Section: Academy of PT Education
Session Code: ED-2B-8290
Date: Friday, January 25, 2019
Time: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Location: Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Room: 201

Speaker(s):   Ryan Bannister
  Mary Jane Rapport, PT, DPT, PhD, FAPTA

Session Type: Educational Sessions
Session Level: Intermediate

The number of residency and fellowship programs and applicants to these programs continues to rise each year. Discussion has begun around the future of residency and fellowship education as a more defined and integral component of educating Doctors of Physical Therapy. Residency and fellowship Directors are responsible for a growing applicant pool. This session will assist Program Directors in learning about the many tools that are part of the common application system for Residency and Fellowship (RF-PTCAS) and WebAdMIT. Utilization of these systems and the many capabilities of the RF-PTCAS and WebAdMIT platforms will lead to greater efficiency in organizing, processing, tracking and evaluating applications. In addition, there are many key features of WebAdMIT that can be used to assist Program Directors in both automated and direct communication with applicants, scoring of applications, and interviewing. The Application Program Interface (API) makes it possible to download applications, sort applicant data, and modify applicant statuses, thereby saving Program Directors and their faculty time throughout the application review and interview processes. However, unless a Program Director is already intricately involved in DPT admissions and the use of PTCAS, they are unlikely to have explored or used the RF-PTCAS or WebAdMIT systems to their full capability and may not even be aware of the missed opportunities for improving efficiency in the application process.

Learning Objectives: Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

1. Demonstrate efficient ways of using RF-PTCAS and WebAdMIT in the application process.

2. Identify new ideas to implement in the current cycle for improving application tracking and application review.

3. Understand how to use WebAdMIT to assist with application review or interview scoring, weighted ranking, and organization of application status.

4. Decide on levels of access to WebAdMIT for users who will review application materials or score applications.

CEU: 0.2

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