• How many times can I HOST a student?

    You are welcome to host a student (or multiple) students as often as your schedule allows.

  • What time of year will the visits take place?

    Most residency interviews occur during the months of October through January.

  • Will the student's spouse travel with him/her?

    This is totally up to you if you are able to accommodate spouses.

  • What will the students expect from the HOST?

    Alumni hosts are asked to provide anything from overnight accommodations in their home, to transportation to and from the interviews and airport, home cooked meals, guided tours of the area, and invaluable insights on the regional medical community. The level of your participation is totally voluntary.

  • How do I sign up to be a HOST?

    Complete and submit the online Alumni Registration Form which will be found on the alumni website. An Alumni Office staff member will contact by email to begin the match process.

  • Do I contact the student I am matched with?

    Once the student is identified, your contact information will be shared with the student. It is up to the student to contact you to share the details of their travel and interview plans, and to arrange the visit.

  • How far in advance will I be contacted?

    Students are asked to contact their respective host as soon as they receive the contact information. Be sure to exchange cell phone/e-mail contact information. It is also a good idea to re-contact your student prior to your visit.

  • What happens if travel or interview plans change or get cancelled?

    The student that you are hosting will contact your as soon as possible to let you know about any change in their travel plans.

  • Do I need to do anything after the visit is over?

    The student’s been asked to take a photo of the host family with him/her to submit to the Office of Institutional Advancement so that it can be posted to the Alumni website. You will also receive a short online evaluation after each student visit so that feedback can be tracked and used to improve the program. You are also welcome to keep in touch with the student you hosted if he/she has any follow-up questions.

  • Who do I contact if I have questions about the HOST program?

    Please contact Brenda Long, Director of Alumni and Community Relations at bklong@medicine.tamhsc.edu or 979-845-8526.