Changelog

The changelog features a summary of updates to CycleTrack. For minor updates and the most up-to-date information, please visit our GitHub repository.

CycleTrack Profiles (9/18/2022)

CycleTrack Profiles is a new feature that allows users to create custom pages. Profiles can be used to create a private report for yourself, or generate a page that you can share publicly with advisors, friends, family, or strangers.

Privacy Policy and Analytics (9/10/2022)

Our privacy policy was updated to improve readability, provide information about the upcoming profiles feature, and include information about Google Analytics. Additionally, we have added Google Analytics to the site to help us understand how visitors interact with our website. This information will help us to continue improving CycleTrack.

Bulk Adding Schools (7/10/2022)

We've updated the adding schools menu. You can now select as many schools as you like in a single session without needing to submit after every school.

Timeline Visualization (6/14/2022)

The visualization menu now includes the 'Timeline' plot. This is an alternative to the dot plot that shows admissions outcomes for each school in a horizontal bar form. You can view an example on the about page.

Quick Filters (5/30/2022)

The school explorer now filters schools based on your selections in real time. No need to reload the page. We've also added a filter to the school list to quickly jump between schools of different program types i.e. MD/DO/MD-PHD/DO-PhD. Edit: On 6/3 we added an additional filter to the school list to quickly filter for schools that have a specific status such as primary submitted, interviewed, accepted, etc.

GPA Calculator (5/23/2022)

We've added a GPA calculator to the applicant dashboard. You can past/current/future courses in the course list and it will calculate your GPA separately using criteria from AMCAS, AACOMAS, and TMDSAS.

Letters of Recommendation/Website Links (5/14/2022)

We've compiled links to letter of recommendation requirements, program websites, and MSAR/Choose DO Explorer pages for the majority of medical schools. These links can be seen at the top of school pages in the school explorer.

Updated School List (5/11/2022)

We've redesigned the school list. We've moved away from the table format toward a cleaner design that gives us more space and flexibility for additional features. Notes are now easier to read and we plan to additional expandable features to give additional pertinent information about the programs you've applied to.

Notes & Explorer Performance Updates (5/03/2022)

The school list edit menu now has a notes feature for keep tracking of any school specific information. Your notes will appear under admissions actions dates on large or medium screens. On phones, you can continue to access the note within the editing menu.

As the size of our database has grown, the explorer home page began to load extremely slowly. We have reworked the backend of this page to speed up the loading and this will continue to be our focus over the coming few weeks.

Statistics on Visualizations (3/25/2022)

The visualizations settings now offer the option to display your demographics on the graph itself. You can choose to display the raw numbers or binned into categories to better anonymize your data.

Canadian Schools & Stylistic Updates to Visualizations (3/23/2022)

We've added Canadian schools to CycleTrack for all of our friends up north! You can also now choose to plot your school maps with either only the US or all of North America.

We've made some stylistic improvements to some of the visualization options. Dot plots will be a bit taller now for those of you with shorter school lists. And, you can now drag the nodes on your Sankey diagram if the position isn't where you want it to be.

Bulk Editing School Lists (3/12/22)

While viewing the school lists on larger screens, there is now the option to edit the data for multiple schools in your school list at once. You can edit or remove dates and delete schools with this feature.

Visualizations Panel (3/12/2022)

The visualizations panel has been updated with a cleaner look. The options to select from are catered to information from a user's cycle and will save between generating new visualizations.

Color Palettes (3/10/2022)

Two new color palettes have been added to create more color-safe visualizations.

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Application Complete
Interview Invite
Interview Complete
Rejected
Waitlist
Accepted
Withdrawn
Okabe-Ito
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Secondary
Application Complete
Interview Invite
Interview Complete
Rejected
Waitlist
Accepted
Withdrawn
Tol
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Secondary
Application Complete
Interview Invite
Interview Complete
Rejected
Waitlist
Accepted
Withdrawn
Suggestions & Bug Reports (3/09/2022)

A suggestions and bug reports form has been added to your dashboard. We welcome feedback that will continue to help improve CycleTrack!