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Medical students must complete a clerkship program in their fourth
year. Individual students have preferences for the clerkships to
which they are assigned. However, individual hospitals also have
capacities on how many students may be assigned to each clerkship.
The problem of scheduling medical students to clerkships is
formalized. The problem is then placed in a theoretical framework,
and the most general case of Clerkship Scheduling is proven NP-hard. A
detailed approximation algorithm is given, and an implementation of
this algorithm is discussed and tested.
Senior Honors Thesis. Advisor: Cliff Stein.
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Jon Feldman, "The Complexity Of Clerkship Scheduling." Dartmouth Computer Science Technical Report PCS-TR97-316, May 1997.
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