HOST – or Help Our Students Travel – is designed to help medical students save money and create IU Alumni connections during your travel for educationally related purposes, including residency interviews. We pair you with IU alumni that provide insight on the community in which you’re traveling and, when available, overnight accommodations on your interview or trip away from home. Through these meetings, the HOST Program provides students with the opportunity to learn more about their future medical community AND provides IUSM alumni with valuable insight and updates about what’s happening at IUSM.
When there is a successful match with an alumni host, students and alumni have benefitted in the past from:
- Free housing and/or meals in either alumni’s residence or local accommodations
- Local insight on the medical community from IUSM Alumni
- Networking connections with Indiana University alumni and colleagues
- Developing mentor relationships and networks with physicians and IU alumni in your future city
For more information please visit the HOST website.