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.Dena Dowhaniuk
Educational Programs Manager
Department of Internal Medicine
Oregon Health & Science University
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!
Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Duke University Medical Center
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!
Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
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!
Mary Beth Gresham C-TAGME
Residency Program Coordinator
Department of Anesthesiology
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Little Rock, AR
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!
Department of Pediatrics
Stanford Children’s Health – Lucile Packard
Children’s Hospital at Stanford
Palo Alto, CA
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.
Brandon Smith, MD
Pediatrics Residency Program
Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital
Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
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.
Radiology Residency Program
George Washington University Hospital
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!
Loma Linda University Medical Center
Loma Linda, CA
We starting using Thalamus for a few of our programs in 2018. We had such a good experience, that the following year all of our programs switched to Thalamus for their interview management software. The system is applicant and coordinator friendly, and the customer service is top-notch. We have really enjoyed managing all of our programs on a single software.
Director of Graduate Medical Education
Kaweah Delta Health Care District