Solutions for Applicants

Be fully prepared to optimize your interview season with Thalamus

Download our Getting Started on Thalamus Reference Sheet for Applicants!
See why more than 2500 residency and fellowship programs trust Thalamus


Resources to answer your questions

The Thalamus Help Center is a great resource for you to find
answers to questions and step-by-step guides to navigate Thalamus for your
recruitment season!


Live Thalamus Training for Applicants

Join our expert Customer Success team, made up almost entirely of former Program Coordinators and Administrators, in free, live training sessions to help you become an expert in Thalamus and streamline your interview season.

Pre-recorded training sessions are available as well!

Prefer to learn at your own pace asynchronously? Watch our Thalamus for Applicants course on-demand at any time!


Specialty Coordinated Interview Release Dates

Many specialties have selected common/universal interview offer dates (i.e. dates when a large portion of interview invitations are sent to applicants for that specialty). We’ve gone ahead and compiled these for your convenience here at Thalamus.
View Important Dates


Thalamus.Org makes applying to residency more affordable

Our sister organization, Thalamus.Org, is a 501.c3 non-profit, that provides grants, including scholarships and fellowships, and related means of financial assistance to medical students from communities of color and other underrepresented populations in medicine, navigating the transition from medical school to residency. Visit the .org website for more information.


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Rated #1 by applicants & programs

"Thalamus has truly turned our hectic recruitment season into a joy! We are able to focus more on ensuring we show each applicant why Duke is the place for them, rather than spending it hand-scheduling each applicant. It promotes fairness, effectiveness, and most importantly, efficiency! We will never look back on what we had prior to Thalamus!"

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Jordan Toole
Program Coordinator
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Duke University Medical Center

"I cannot imagine going through interview season without Thalamus! With a program as large as ours, having an online scheduling system in which applicants can schedule and edit their interview dates, allows me the time to manage all the other processes involved with interview season. We conducted over 260 applicant interviews this year; our highest volume year ever! This would not have been possible without Thalamus! Every program needs Thalamus!"

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Mary Beth Gresham C-TAGME
Residency Program Coordinator
Department of Anesthesiology
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

"I recently completed my fifth interview season using Thalamus. I no longer spend countless hours on the phone or email scheduling and rescheduling interviews. Thalamus gives the applicant the control and flexibility to schedule their interview based on their availability, all the while, freeing me up to create the best interview experience possible!"

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Jackie Reyes
Residency Program Manager
Anesthesiology Residency Administration
Jackson Memorial Medical Center