Interview FAQ

Family Medicine Residency Program

Q. How will interviews be conducted for the 2011-2012 application year?

A. All interviews will be conducted virtually using the Thalamus scheduling and video platform. https://thalamusgme.com/

If you are new to Thalamus, you will need to sign up for an account; instruction below.

https://customercare.thalamusgme.com/hc/en-us/articles/360058191073-Create-or-Sign-up-for-Applicant-Account

Q. When will invitations to interview be issued?

A. RWJ Somerset will begin sending out invitations to interview on a rolling basis approximately two weeks following the release of ERAS for programs on September 29th.

Q. How will RWJ Somerset communicate with me?

A. All communication will be via email generated from Thalamus, so it is important for you to add Thalamus to your contact list.

Q. How are interviews scheduled?

A. Thalamus allows you to schedule, change and waitlist interviews based on the dates made available by the program. Interviews will be scheduled on Monday, Tuesday and Friday mornings October 25 through January 2022.

Q. What is the deadline to apply?

A. December 31, 2021

Q. What will my interview day look like?

A. The interview day is structured with an introductory session at the start of the day, followed by four 20 minute individual interviews. Interviews start at 9:00 AM and usually wrap up at about 11:30 AM. You will be able to see the details of your interview day in Thalamus once it is scheduled.

Q. When can I meet with residents?

A. There will be an opportunity for you to meet with a group of residents separate from the interview day. Those schedules will be available on a first come first served basis once your interview has been scheduled and confirmed.

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