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The Six Simple Tips You Need For The Beginning of Intern Year

Posted by Team Thalamus on May 20, 2019 7:22:41 AM

The beginning of intern year is right around the corner.

Topics: Residency Survival Tips, Thalamus, Resident Life, Tips

Residency Life Hacks and Tips Every Med Student Needs to Know

Posted by Team Thalamus on May 13, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Topics: Residency Survival Tips, Resident Life, Tips

How to Spend Your Last Free Summer as a Medical Student

Posted by Team Thalamus on May 6, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Chances are you might have some free time between when you match in March and when you start intern year in July. What’s the best way to spend that time?

Topics: Resident Life, Tips, Post-Match

How Thalamus Helps Match a Resident to the Right Program

Posted by Jason Reminick on Apr 30, 2019 8:19:02 AM

Thalamus is the premier GME interview management solution. Now having completed our fifth residency recruitment season and NRMP Match, Thalamus has taken the lead as the most-preferred interview scheduling platform for applicants, program coordinators, program directors, and GME leadership.

Topics: Thalamus, Match Process, Application Process, ERAS, Application Tips

Confessions of a Program Director: Letters of Recommendation

Posted by Suzie Karan on Apr 22, 2019 8:00:00 AM

There are two types of recommendation letters that we program directors care about, honestly.

Topics: Confessions of a Program Director, Application Process, Letters of Recommendation, Application Tips, LORs

IMGs Applying to Residency: What Happens When You Don't Match?

Posted by Team Thalamus on Apr 15, 2019 6:56:48 AM

This post is all about perspective. In the short term, the odds do not favor international medical graduates (IMGs) matching—94% of AMGs match compared to 60% of IMGs. That is a tough pill to swallow. It is heartbreaking.

Topics: GME, Match Day, Tips, NRMP, Post-Match, IMG, Unmatched

What to Do If You Don't Match into Residency Program At All

Posted by Team Thalamus on Apr 1, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Not matching is rough. First, we suggest that you take some time to dust yourself off and let the shock fade away.

Topics: GME, Match Day, Match Process, Tips, Post-Match, Unmatched

About Thalamus Blog

Posted by Team Thalamus on Mar 29, 2019 5:10:07 PM

Hi there and welcome to the Thalamus blog!

Topics: Interview Tips, GME, Thalamus, Application Process

Post-Match Day Blues: What to DO When You Don't Get into the Right Medical Program

Posted by Team Thalamus on Mar 26, 2019 3:03:20 PM

We know how it feels. Match Day is widely celebrated as a day of absolute joy—crying at the podium, jumping for joy in high heels, and then covering your mouth with your cupped hands. “It was my number one choice,” all your classmates seem to say. For some, that’s the reality.

Topics: GME, Residency Survival Tips, Match Day, Resident Life, Post-Match

Preparing for Your GME Program: What to Do After Match Day

Posted by Team Thalamus on Mar 18, 2019 1:07:31 PM

Life can be quite sweet after Match Day. Med school until this point at times feels like puberty. There’s the awkwardness and anxiety, the funny-looking short-white-coat fashion and the clumsiness of not knowing which side is left on a CT scan. But after opening that Match Day envelope (or email), things change! There’s a bit of certainty and a major reality check—we know where we are going to spend the next three to eight years of our lives.

Topics: GME, Residency Survival Tips, Match Day, Match Process, Resident Life, Tips, Post-Match

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