Help Our Students Travel!

The USC School of Medicine’s Help Our Students Travel or “HOST” program gives alumni an opportunity to host our students as they blaze the interview trail or experience away rotations. 

Perhaps the most valuable part of the HOST program is the opportunity for our alumni to connect with our students.

Historically, alums have participated by:

  • Offering to give a tour of the area in which they live or practice
  • Offering the benefit of their own experiences
  • Providing an insider’s view of the medical profession and their specialty
  • Sharing a cup of coffee
  • Treating a student to dinner
  • Graciously offering to host visiting students at their home

Our students are very grateful for this hospitality and in turn, as a host, you have an opportunity to learn firsthand from a student about the new endeavors your alma mater is embarking upon.

If you would like to participate in this program, we would love to hear from you!  Please submit the application below and let us know how you’d like to become involved.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact the Alumni Office.

Debbie Truluck
Director of Alumni Relations



Become a HOST Program Volunteer   
If you’re willing to host a medical student, we’d love to hear from you.  Whether you are sharing your home or sharing your experience, your generosity is a welcome gift to a physician-in-the-making.  

Click here to submit HOST Program Volunteer application


HOST Program Student Request
If you would like to stay with an alumni for an away rotation or interview, we’d love to hear from you.  Our alumni are happy to provide insights about the city in which they live and, occasionally, a specific residency. Some are also able to provide overnight accommodations in their home for you. Many hosts go above and beyond by offering transportation to and from interviews and airports, home cooked meals, guided tours of the area and invaluable professional insight on the regional medical community and your prospective medical center. Every HOST experience will be different and you will benefit every time you use the program.

If you would like to use the HOST program or have questions, please contact the Student Services Office.

Student Services Office:
Rachel Onley