COVID-19 Update: We are still accepting and encouraging HOST applications at this time, and will continue to virtually connect our students with our alumni physicians during residency interviews for the 2020-2021 school year.


The Help Our Students Thrive (HOST) Program connects fourth year students with Ohio State alumni physicians throughout the country to provide opportunities for mentorship and insight during the residency interview process.

The HOST program is a great way for alumni to volunteer and stay connected to the College of Medicine.

This program offers an invaluable experience for our future physicians, and gives alumni a unique opportunity to remain engaged with the college.

Alumni volunteers are asked to connect with current medical students and provide information regarding residency program experiences, quality of life in their current city and potentially providing mock interview scenarios or creating a mentorship relationship. It’s a great way for students to learn more about residency programs and connect with and learn from College of Medicine alumni.

If you are ready to connect with a current medical student please complete our application form, and we'll be in touch with information if we have a match available.

Are a student looking for a host? Learn more here.

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Volunteer

The HOST program is a great way for alumni to volunteer and stay connected to the College of Medicine.

This program offers an invaluable experience for our future physicians and gives alumni a unique opportunity to remain engaged with the College of Medicine.

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Benefits of Hosting

Alumni volunteers are asked to host a current medical student (and possibly a spouse or another classmate) in their city for any/all of the following: overnight stay, meals, transportation or tours.

It’s a great way for students to defray some of their residency travel expenses while connecting with and learning from College of Medicine alumni.

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How to HOST

If you are a student or alumnus who would like to connect with a fellow Buckeye, complete an application form and we'll be in touch with information about your match.

Program runs from mid-October through January.

Frequently Asked Questions for HOSTS/Alumni

Frequently Asked Questions for HOSTS/Alumni