Building a Duke SLED (Duke Surgery Longitudinal Education Database)
A team of students led by Dr. Shanna Sprinkle of Duke Surgery will combine success metrics of Duke Surgery residents from a set of databases and create a user interface for residency program directors and possibly residents themselves to view and better understand residency program performance.
Using MySQL or Oracle, students will access and aggregate an incredible amount of information about Duke general surgery residents including operative case logs, exam scores, and research publications. Students will then create a dashboard for this data, including visualizations and basic statistical summaries. This project will help Duke Surgery facilitate future education research, generate better resident reports, provide an insightful user interface, and eventually have the potential to build models to predict resident performance and incorporate an alert system for more timely identification and intervention of individual and program level issues. Partially funded by the Duke University Surgery Department.
Faculty Lead: Dr. Shanna Sprinkle
Project Manager: Katherine King, Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Community and Family Medicine