Anesthesiology Residency Program Coordinator
Medical College of Wisconsin
My program made the switch to Thalamus a few years back, and I continue to be extremely pleased with both the software and service. There was clearly, and continues to be, a great deal of thought put into the product design. It is intuitive, user-friendly, and compatible with ERAS and NRMP. Thalamus’ customer service has been extremely responsive to our program’s needs and continues to implement improvements each season. With 20+ years under my belt as a program administrator, I hope that Thalamus becomes the national norm for GME training programs, as I believe it to be superior to any other product that is currently on the market.
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!
Thalamus has been a great tool for our program, but especially for me as the program coordinator. This is a very user-friendly software that allows communication of all important information to applicants all in one place. Thalamus allows applicants to schedule and cancel their interview days, which eliminates the chance of human error and also frees up my time to do other duties. Whenever I have any questions, the help desk always responds promptly. At times, I have even emailed the CEO directly, and he is ALWAYS very helpful and resourceful. I have even been called days later as follow-up to ensure that my questions or concerns were fully addressed. This will be our 3rd year using Thalamus. My Program Director and I don’t even want to think about what it was like prior to using it! We recommend Thalamus to all of the other programs on our campus and to any other interested programs in GME!
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!
One of the best features of Thalamus is its customer support. The team was very responsive to our needs and questions. We also provided suggestions for improvement which they took under advisement and, oftentimes, implemented in their upgrades. It felt like we were helping Thalamus design a software that truly addresses the program coordinators’ needs and wants, instead of having a software that is only partly useful in helping us get our job done. We now have a powerful software, designed with our input, that has features we need the most, as well as many of the features that are nice to have. This unique relationship that Thalamus has established with its users is priceless and makes all the difference!
We tried Thalamus for the first time in 2015 and found that it eliminated a tremendous amount of administrative work. It was especially helpful in September when we invited 159 applicants and scheduled almost all of them during a single 24-hour period with just a few clicks and virtually no phone calls or emails. But it was also a big help throughout the interview season as our applicants easily canceled and rescheduled their interviews as needed without having to bother us. Using Thalamus gave us a lot more time to focus on the interview experience and on the day-to-day operations of running a residency program.
Thalamus has been the perfect scheduling tool throughout the interview season. The ease of access combined with the dedicated customer support staff has allowed our program to focus on the important aspects of this process; meeting and connecting with potential residents.
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!
As a new program, we looked at many different options for interview scheduling. Thalamus was by far the best solution we found. The ease of scheduling was second to none. The applicants love it because they were able to see which days were available and choose which date worked best for them. We plan to use Thalamus again next year!
Loved the continuous updates throughout. Fast and caring customer support. Made a great product even better!
It’s a fantastic, super user-friendly application that allows for flexible scheduling. It’s perfect!
It is great seeing in real time what spots are open without needing to send an email or make a phone call!
Incredibly easy user-interface, I wish all residency programs used this system!
Thalamus is fantastic! I wish every program used this platform. I’m sure it’s just a matter of time!
It is so convenient and helpful to have things in one place!
This is great! All residency programs should use this!
Finally, a software program that was designed to make it easier for the applicants. Loved it! Saved me tons of time and money! Better than the rest!
Extremely easy to use, intuitive, and allowed us to visualize interview schedules between multiple programs all on one calendar.
I thought that this platform worked extremely well! I loved being able to see all available interview dates, as well as how many slots were left for each one. It really made scheduling my interviews simple!
Thalamus is an amazing system. It helped our interview scheduling process immensely! The system is wonderful for applicants to be able to easily book, reschedule, or cancel their interview times without involving our interview coordinator’s time. Thank you Thalamus!
Thalamus has been an amazing addition to our fellowship program!! Scheduling candidates is a breeze! It cuts down on back and forth emails and allows the applicants to see a wide range of dates and then schedule or cancel as needed! As a coordinator, it has been amazing to not feel like something will slip through the cracks. Happy Coordinator = Happy Program Director! We cannot wait to use Thalamus again next season!