The changelog features a summary of updates to CycleTrack. For minor updates and the most up-to-date information, please visit our GitHub repository.
The Charles R. Drew University MD (CDUMD) program has been added to the school list. Additionally, a spelling mistake in the name of the University of Central Florida has been corrected.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Two new color palettes have been added to create more color-safe visualizations.Default
A suggestions and bug reports form has been added to your dashboard. We welcome feedback that will continue to help improve CycleTrack!