Through the HOST program, alumni volunteers can help offset the financial burden of traveling for residency interviews by offering students free housing and meals.
How does it work?
The program matches alumni and parent volunteers across the country with fourth-year students who are traveling for their residency interviews. Our students are seeking information about particular cities and hospitals and a place to stay.
HOST volunteers can provide any of the following for our students: lodging, meals, and an insider's view of your city, hospital, and specialty.
The Office of Alumni Relations will provide students will alumni host volunteer's information and criteria, including preferred form of communication, times of availability, and number of students they can accommodate. Once a connection is established the student and alumnus will work out the particular details of their stay and plans. We appreciate your support and patience in our inaugural year of this program.
Time of year
The majority of interviews take place from October through January.
Interviews Changes or Cancellations
Students and alumni are kindly asked to make any cancellation notices as soon as possible and notify the alumni office.
For more information, please contact Kara Ray, Senior Associate Director of Alumni Relations or call 617.636.6594.
To volunteer, please apply online »
We are most in need of the volunteers in the following areas:
New York City
Request a host for your residency interview(s) »
Although we hope to provide a match for all requests, we may not be able to do so due to the volume of requests verses the number of volunteers. If possible, we suggest making other, refundable, plans as a precaution.
Please keep in mind that we cannot guarantee that all requests or offers are fulfilled. We often have more volunteers than students for particular cities. In addition, the actual location of the cities students will be traveling from year to year.