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 Travel (HOST) Program matches traveling fourth-year students with Ohio State physicians throughout the country during residency interviews. 



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.


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.


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

HOST Program Resources for Students

HOST Program Resources for Students