HOST Program

The Help Our Students Travel (HOST) program (formerly Residency Interview Hosting) matches our fourth-year medical students with medical alumni during their residency interviews. Hosting a student during his or her visit to your area not only helps defray the financial burden of the residency search, it connects the student to a source of knowledge about a community in which s/he may end up practicing. Hosts are needed throughout the country from October-January. Complete the online volunteer form to become an alumni host today.

Facts about the HOST program:

  • The average medical student completes 12 residency interviews
  • Pritzker students spend, on average, more than $3,000 traveling to interviews
  • More than 100 hosting requests were received by students last year
  • Alumni volunteers helped us fulfill 77% of hosting requests from students in 2017-2018
  • The top cities where hosts are requested include: Boston, New York City, and San Francisco
  • We need particular help finding hosts in these cities: Ann Arbor, Baltimore, and Pittsburgh
  • More than 400 alumni have volunteered to host students in the past three years!

Want to share your experience?

Share your HOST experience with us by email, or on Facebook and Twitter using #PritzkerHOST.