The AAMC and Thalamus have announced a strategic collaboration that will accelerate innovation across the transition to residency process.
Through this recently announced collaboration, all residency and fellowship programs will receive complimentary access to the Thalamus interview management platform, Thalamus Core and Itinerary Wizard, as well as Cerebellum, a novel data and analytics dashboard to assess recruitment outcomes, specifically from a diversity, equity, inclusion, and geographic perspective. Programs may also elect to purchase Thalamus’ video interview platform and Cortex, its technology-assisted holistic application review and screening platform.
Beyond these immediate benefits, the AAMC and Thalamus will collaborate to leverage their data, technology, and expertise to transform the medical residency and fellowship recruitment processes for applicants and programs by increasing transparency, supporting equity through holistic review, and improving the learner experience by consolidating the fragmented interview management process.
View recent or upcoming AAMC/Thalamus webinars.
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|Tues., Dec 12, 3:30 p.m. ET
This free event will feature an update on the organizations’ strategic collaboration and future plans for transition to residency analytics. It will include a preview of a new data analytics tool: Cerebellum for Programs and Institutions. There will also be time for audience Q&A.
Next Steps for Residency and Fellowship Programs
All ERAS programs can take advantage of these expanded capabilities by completing a sign-up form to express interest in selected Thalamus products. If you are a Designated Institutional Official (DIOs) or other GME executive expressing interest for your entire institution, please use the form for institutions. Otherwise, please use the form for programs. Within a few business days, a member of the Thalamus team will reach out to share more information and discuss next steps. Questions about signing up? Please contact Thalamus at email@example.com.
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Products Available to the ERAS Community
Thalamus’ core scheduling software provides comprehensive interview management that allows programs to manage their entire recruitment process using our real-time scheduling system – both online and mobile. Program Coordinators get more time back for interacting with applicants and program leadership. Applicants can self-schedule, instantaneously confirm interview dates and take full control of their schedules.
Thalamus Itinerary Wizard reduces the Program Coordinator’s scheduling workload by streamlining and automating the creation of faculty and applicant interview schedules, including generating virtual interview links. Coordinators use the step-by-step wizard to plan and generate all sessions for the interview day; incorporating faculty availability, applicant and program preferences, and the ability to create 1 on 1, panel or group meetings, all in just minutes.
Cerebellum provides exploratory and deterministic insights that help you meet institutional and/or program recruitment goals across multiple perspectives, including:
- Program Summary Statistics.
- Diversity, Equity, and Inclusivity recruitment outcomes and progress.
- Geographical Recruitment Outcomes.
- Interview Invitation & Completion Insights.
Cortex is application screening reimagined with AI assistance that reduces program’s application screening time by up to 50%. Upload your application PDFs in bulk and let Cortex’s natural language processing (NLP) and optical character recognition (OCR) pull out aggregate grades, keywords, and other important data into either snapshot or comprehensive views for screening.
Thalamus helps coordinators deliver a world-class virtual interview experience while freeing up more time to spend interacting with applicants, faculty and program leadership during interview days.
Thalamus’ virtual interview platform provides a GME-focused, optimized virtual interview experience integrated directly with interviewer scoring and notes.
* Thalamus Core, Itinerary Wizard, and Cerebellum are available at no cost to ERAS programs. Programs may also elect to purchase Thalamus’ video interview platform and Cortex.
About Collaborating Organizations
About the Association of American Medical Colleges
The AAMC (Association of American Medical Colleges) is a nonprofit association dedicated to improving the health of people everywhere through medical education, health care, medical research, and community collaborations. Its members are all 157 U.S. medical schools accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education; 13 accredited Canadian medical schools; approximately 400 teaching hospitals and health systems, including Department of Veterans Affairs medical centers; and more than 70 academic societies. Through these institutions and organizations, the AAMC leads and serves America’s medical schools and teaching hospitals and the millions of individuals across academic medicine, including more than 193,000 full-time faculty members, 96,000 medical students, 153,000 resident physicians, and 60,000 graduate students and postdoctoral researchers in the biomedical sciences. Following a 2022 merger, the Alliance of Academic Health Centers and the Alliance of Academic Health Centers International broadened the AAMC’s U.S. membership and expanded its reach to international academic health centers. Visit the AAMC.
Thalamus is the premier, cloud-based interview management platform designed specifically for application to Graduate Medical Education (GME) training programs. The software streamlines communication by eliminating unnecessary phone calls/emails allowing applicants to book interviews in real-time, while acting as a comprehensive applicant tracking system for residency and fellowship programs. Thalamus provides comprehensive online interview scheduling and travel coordination via a real-time scheduling system, video interview platform, AI application screening/review tool (Cortex) providing technology-assisted holistic review, and first-in-class DEI-focused analytics dashboard (Cerebellum). Featured nationally at over 300+ institutions and used by >90% of applicants, Thalamus is the most comprehensive solution in GME interview management. For more information on Thalamus, please visit https://thalamusgme.com or connect with us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or YouTube.