Help Our Student Travel : HOST Program


The Medical Alumni Foundation has recently developed a program that will connect MSIV students with alumni volunteers during the MSIV residency interview process, and later connects recently graduated students with members of their new medical residency community. Alumni volunteers, throughout the United States, will be providing our students with a free place to stay, as well as advice based on personal experience about residency training and the medical center and community in which they are interviewing.

The HOST Program benefits students in the following ways:

  • Provides FREE housing in residency interview cities
  • Receive local insight from your HOST
  • Provides networking connections
  • Develops mentor relationships

Although the program is in the preliminary stage, we have already been able to connect with alumni who are interested in hosting students in their area. Please contact the Medical Alumni Office at medalum@upstate.edu or 464-4361 to see if there are hosts in any of the areas you plan on visiting.