Help Our Students Travel (HOST) Program

HOST Program participantsThe Help Our Students Travel (HOST) Program matches our fourth-year medical students with alumni volunteers during residency interviews around the country. Alumni provide lodging for students in their homes during their stay, as well as offer invaluable advice about the community in which they are interviewing. It is a great way for alumni to reconnect and give back to their alma mater and also see the caliber of students who are studying at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine.

As you may know, medical student indebtedness has become a national concern, and our alumni are generously helping us address this concern by participating in the HOST program. We’d like to thank all of you who have welcomed students into your home. 


  • If you are interested in participating in the HOST program this fall, please contact Katie McKibben at 319-335-8085 or

Medical Students

  • UI Carver College of Medicine alumni are located all over the United States and we have HOSTs in most every city! If you are interested in participating in the Mentorship Program, please fill out the on-line Student Registration Form below with the details of your request. Katie McKibben or another Collegiate and Community Relations team member will begin searching for a suitable mentor and get back to you with more details.

For more information contact:

Katie McKibben, MA, Alumni Relations Specialist, 319-335-8085 or