Established in December 2013 and based in Santa Clara, California, the heart of Silicon Valley, Thalamus was created through a grassroots collaboration of program directors, program coordinators and applicants/medical students to address the inefficiencies in the residency and fellowship interview process.
Founded by a pediatrics-anesthesiology residency applicant (now resident) and an anesthesiology residency program director, Thalamus provides a comprehensive online interview reservation and travel experience via a real-time scheduling system - online and mobile.
Whether on rounds in the hospital, studying for exams or traveling the country for interviews, residency and fellowship applicants may now instantaneously confirm their interview dates, take full control of their schedules and decrease their travel costs.
For program administrators, Thalamus streamlines communication by allowing applicants to self-schedule interviews, thereby eliminating unnecessary phone calls and emails. Thalamus handles all of the confirmations, cancellations and rescheduling, so administrators can focus on the "personal touch." Thalamus manages data, creates automatic facesheets, customizes scoring algorithms and more, to optimize trainee recruitment.
Thalamus was built through a grassroot collaboration of program directors, program coordinators and applicants/medical students to address the inefficiencies and high costs of GME interview management and scheduling. Our team is committed to further innovating and improving the Thalamus platform to meet the needs of our applicant and program users. We continuously develop our product to ensure that it is the most complete software solution for residency and fellowship interview management.
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Jason Reminick, MD, MBA, MS
Jason began his residency interview season stuck in NYC during Hurricane Sandy. After three cancelled interviews and spending weeks trying to reschedule, he and Suzie began brainstorming a better way to manage the process. Thus, Thalamus was born. Since then, he has been committed to disrupting the interview scheduling and management process so that applicants, administrators and coordinators alike can have a more enjoyable interview season. Clinically, Jason is a resident in pediatrics and anesthesiology with interests in pediatric chronic pain management, medical humanities (specifically theatre) and innovating medical technology.
Suzie Karan, MD
Having spent over eight years as an anesthesiology residency program director battling the lake effect snow of western NY, along with the accompanying last-minute cancellations, Suzie had long imagined a system where interview scheduling could be managed automatically. Gone would be the days of the excessive phone calls and emails that occupied the majority of her program coordinator’s workload. And then in early 2013, what was scheduled as one of her regular mentor meetings with Jason turned into a discussion of what would then become Thalamus. When not busy recruiting new residents (which has freed up lots of time thanks to Thalamus!) Suzie is a practicing anesthesiologist, researcher, teacher, administrator, mom, and wife - not necessarily in that order, either.
Roland Murphy II
Joseph Sanford, MD
Matthieu Newton, MD
Daniel Orlovich, MD
Sully Del Valle
Jeffrey Berger, MD
Chirayu Shah, MD
Avery Kotler, Esq.
Paul Bigeleisen, MD
Basem Abdelmalak, MD
Denham Ward, MD, PhD