Thalamus is the premier, cloud-based interview management platform designed specifically for application to graduate medical education (GME) training programs.

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Company History

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

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.

Our Values

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.

Bravery with Purpose

  • We are leaders. Thalamus was founded to challenge the status quo, no matter how engrained a process might be.
  • We take chances, while calculating risk.
  • Even when opportunities don’t go as expected, we study our results and try again.
  • We are resilient.

Imagination Optimized

  • Imagination requires knowledge; without knowledge there are only ideas.
  • At Thalamus, we imagine and create optimized solutions for our team, partners and customers.
  • We are flexible in approach, efficient in process and nimble in scope and scale.
  • We encourage personal and professional learning, collaboration and growth.

Genuine Cooperation

  • We are passionate about our work and how we do it.
  • We support our team, partners and customers with respect, integrity and sincerity.
  • We rely on each other to achieve our goals accurately and efficiently.
  • We are a better company when we are a better team.

A team that understands the process.

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.

Have a great idea for Thalamus? Please let us know by clicking on the help icon at the bottom right hand corner of your screen. Your feedback is always welcome and encouraged. We look forward to hearing from you!


Jason Reminick, MD, MBA, MS CEO & Founder
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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 Vice President & Co-founder
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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.

TEAM



Damen Chan

Director of IT



Beth Cavagnolo, SPHR

Director of Recruiting



Ephraim Love, MS

Head of Data Science



Joseph Sanford, MD

Director of Research



Pavel Nosovitskiy

Customer Success



Eva Weissman

Customer Success



Stephanie Yu

Bookkeeper



Alexander Reminick

Graphic Designer



Daniel Orlovich, MD, PharmD

Resident Ambassador



Matthieu Newton, MD, DPT

Resident Ambassador



Julia Sobel, MD

Resident Ambassador

ADVISORY BOARD



George Grellas

Founder & Managing Partner
Grellas Shah, LLP



Paul Bigeleisen, MD

Professor, Dept of Anesthesiology
& Dept of Bioengineering
University of Maryland at Baltimore



Chris Taylor

Partner & Board Director, Briovation
Former HCA Healthcare Executive
President Parallon Business Solutions



Jeff Berger, MD, MBA

Professor, Interim Chair
Dept of Anesthesiology
& Critical Care Medicine
The George Washington University
School of Medicine & Health Sciences



Denham Ward, MD, PhD

Emeritus Professor & Prior Chair
Dept of Anesthesiology
Emeritus Professor
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