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.
Our mission at Thalamus is to develop technology solutions built on process-specific optimization and data-driven analytics to make cumbersome recruitment practices transparent and approachable. Our vision is to transform academic and professional recruitment processes for the betterment of applicants, organizations, and humanity.
We have three values at Thalamus. These values exist to support our mission statement, refine our business processes, expand our relationships with customers, and build our team dynamics and company culture. Our values are what make us “Team Thalamus”: They reflect our roots as a Silicon Valley startup, the vision of our founders and early employees, and the legacy we wish to create. We take our values and our culture seriously, because we know they define who we are and how we work.
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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Director of IT
Director of Recruiting
Head of Data Science
Director of Research
Founder & Managing Partner
Grellas Shah, LLP
Professor, Dept of Anesthesiology
& Dept of Bioengineering
University of Maryland at Baltimore
Partner & Board Director, Briovation
Former HCA Healthcare Executive
President Parallon Business Solutions
Professor, Interim Chair
Dept of Anesthesiology
& Critical Care Medicine
The George Washington University
School of Medicine & Health Sciences
Emeritus Professor & Prior Chair
Dept of Anesthesiology
Dept of Biomedical Engineering
University of Rochester
Adjunct Professor of Anesthesiology
Tufts School of Medicine
Co-director of the Academy
Maine Medical Center
Institute for Teaching Excellence