Help Our Students Travel (HOST) Program
The HOST Program (Help Our Students Travel) pairs current UNC SOM students in need of housing while traveling nationally for residency interviews with alumni hosts.
The Office of Medical Alumni Affairs and Whitehead Medical Society have developed a program to connect current 4th year medical students to UNC School of Medicine alumni all over the country. Many of our recent graduates have expressed interest in connecting with residents and faculty at the programs to which they are applying.
Click here to volunteer to serve as a HOST: https://goo.gl/forms/zTIsgtOpNgyamT1h2
Who will have access to the information I provide?
All senior UNC medical students who are applying to residency that year. They will be emailed a link to a Google spreadsheet that they may access throughout the application process and interview season. This document is made available only to the fourth-year class at the UNC School of Medicine. Physical addresses will not be collected through the form and you will only be asked to provide this to students you actually plan to host.
If I sign up to host students, am I obligated to host all students that contact me?
Definitely not! Signing up only indicates your interest; when individual students contact you, it is up to you to decide whether you would like to or are able to accommodate them on the dates of their interviews.
Who will maintain this information?
The maintenance of the HOST Program will be a joint effort between the Whitehead Medical Society student government and the Office of Medical Alumni Affairs. All alumni can expect to receive a yearly email reminding them of the opportunity to share, remove, or update information if it has changed. However, you will be able to edit or remove your information during the year as well. Please email any requests for edits or removals to firstname.lastname@example.org. (We hate spam as much as anyone else and will only use the information you provide via this form for the HOST Program.)
We hope that the program will be a useful tool for current and future 4th year students and continue to expand as students and alumni see its benefits. The Office of Medical Alumni Affairs and Whitehead Medical Society look forward to answering your questions and working together in the interest of our students.