The HOST program has been suspended due to residency interviews being conducted virtually in 2020.
If you're an alum looking to support a fourth-year medical student or a student looking to connect with an alum, check out the Resident Ambassador Program.
The Help Our Students Travel (HOST) program connects IU School of Medicine alumni with fourth-year medical students seeking lodging during the residency interview season. With the cost of medical education growing and medical student indebtedness becoming a national issue, alumni are being called upon to help address this concern by participating in the HOST Program and thereby alleviating some of the out-of-pocket costs to medical students to travel for residency interviews.
Through HOST, IU School of Medicine alumni offer students free housing, meals and/or transportation associated with residency interviews at IU School of Medicine. Along the way, alumni provide influential advice about the community in which students are interviewing.