H.O.S.T. (Help Our Students Travel) Program
Be A HOST
The Alumni Relations Office of the School of Medicine administers the HOST (Help Our Students Travel) program to assist 4th year medical students when interviewing for residency programs. We invite you as an alumni or former housestaff to be a volunteer in this program.
The various ways to be a HOST include providing general information about prospective hospitals and cities, providing transportation to and from the airport, dinner, and/or accommodations.
We need volunteer HOSTs near hospitals that have a residency program (except Utah). The HOST program has been a great service in the past to our students. We have heard many stories of students being helped. One student's bags were lost and he was provided a coat to wear to his interview; several have slept on couches of alumni; many have been given helpful directions for using light rail systems in various cities. Providing general information about the hospitals and hospital departments is a great way to help these students.
Prior to the interview, the student will contact a HOST volunteer by e-mail or telephone. The volunteer and student make arrangements to fit both their schedules.
We have many generous HOST participants in cities throughout the country who are willing to volunteer their time to assist you in your residency interviewing process. To see if there are HOST participants in the cities you plan to visit please complete the STUDENT ONLINE REQUEST FORM.
If you need more information about the HOST program contact the Alumni Relations Office at (801) 581-8591 or send an email to email@example.com.