Please remember to continuously update your STAR database with your current activities. We recommend that Faculty update their records at least once per month.
STAR Version 5.14
CME Certificate Upload
STAR 5.14 was released on April 30, 2015. You now have the ability to upload a scanned copy of your CME certificates for an event recorded in the Maintenance of Certification screen.
You should limit the scanned document size to 2Mb maximum size and the file type should be PDF, however .txt, .doc, .docx can also be uploaded.
Two screens have some new fields that will be used when completing your Teaching Dossier. The Program Teaching screen has a Standard Course Description, Include Member Additional Comments, and Faculty Additional Comments fields while the Administrative Committees screen has Main Activities and Contribution fields.
STAR Version 5.13
STAR 5.13, released on January 22, 2015, contains several important updates.
The new Database Audit feature is found in the General Menu.
This feature allows you to search your entire database, or any individual STAR page, for "Mandatory Fields" which contain no data.
Fixing all of the items in this result will greatly increase the quality of your CV output.
SSMD Professional CV Live Editor
The CV Live Editor will allow you to Edit the CV in place via a New STAR Interface.
As this is a New Feature, we are asking all users to let their STAR Coordinator know if you have any problems or suggestions for improvement.
STAR Version 5.12
STAR 5.12, released on October 2, 2014, contains several important updates...
The Grants menu label has been renamed to Grants and Clinical Funding.
The Clinical Teaching menu label has been renamed to Clinical Service Teaching.
These minor menu changes will have no effect on the data or the reports.
New fields on Data Grid
Last Modified User and Last Modified Date are two new fields displayed on all Data Grid screens:
On every data grid in STAR, two new fields have been introduced, that visually indicate the last modified user and the last modified date for that specific record. These fields are display only and will NOT appear on the data entry screen (pop up screen).
If you sort by Last Modified Date (clicking on the field heading twice – downwards arrow) then the data grid will always display the most recent record first. This is useful when you are editing a record in the middle of many records and want to quickly find that record again.
These fields can be hidden through the Grid Columns for each screen in STAR.
SSMD Professional CV Report Screen
A checkbox has been added to the Professional CV generation screen to Include All Grants and Clinical Trials. This will print all grants and trials grouped by their status (Funded, Applied, Not-Funded, Declined, Rejected).
If the Checkbox is left UNCHECKED, then only Applied and Funded Grants and Clinical Trials will print. This is how the current Professional CV is generated.
Lock Teaching Effectiveness Records
At the request of the Department of Medicine, the Teaching Effectiveness screen now has the ability to lock records from Faculty and Member Secretaries. Department Coordinators will still have the ability to edit and lock/unlock these records. The Lock option is available on each data entry screen (one record at a time) or through the Bulk Edit feature.
Locking records will prevent Faculty and Member Secretaries from making any changes to a specific TE record.
A minor change to include printing of months in the Supervision and Mentoring sections on the Teaching Dossier.
An overhaul of the BioSketch report. It is now much more suited to what Faculty have requested in the past.
Endowed Chairs and other Funding
A small change on both Professional and Promotion CVs to reorganize this section.
In the Institution/Organization 'smart field' University of Western Ontario has been renamed to Western University. Do not change old data but use the new value Western University going forward.
Expose the Volume, Issue, and Page Range for Commentaries publication type in data entry screen
Expose the Status field for the Newsletter publication type in data entry screen.
Fix a chronological sorting bug in Presentations on the Professional CV.
If you require further information or have any problems please contact your STAR Coordinator.