|Established in 2008, the HOST (Helping Our Students Travel) Program provides assistance to current Rush Medical College M4s during the students’ residency interviews. RMC alumni volunteer to provide Rush M4s with overnight accommodations, assist with students’ travel or provide insight into specific residency programs. In addition to reducing students’ interviewing costs, the HOST Program builds relationships between current students and Rush alumni.||
Fourth year medical student, John Raseman, pictured with HOST alumnus, Ross Rozycki, MD '11.
If you are interested in participating as an alumni host, please complete the survey below. Should you have any questions or suggestions about the program, please contact the Office of Alumni Relations at (312) 942-2569.
What students say about the HOST Program:
“The HOST Program not only saved me money, but also provided the unexpected benefit of networking with Rush graduates working in the environment and community I was visiting.”
— Jose Gonzalez, MD 2009
What alumni say about the HOST Program:
“My wife and I provided the student we hosted with a bed and a bath and helped him with transportation. After his interview, we all had dinner together and shared a glass of wine. He was a high caliber student, and we enjoyed our time with him a lot. … This is a valuable experience for alumni. It gives you the opportunity to learn more about what’s been happening on the Rush campus and allows you to build new relationships with fellow Rush graduates.”
— Michael A. Skinner, MD 1984