HOST Program

The HELP Our Students Travel (HOST) program


Welcome to the JABSOM HOST Program. Every fall our fourth year students embark on the exciting and often stressful residency match process. Many JABSOM students must make multiple trips to the mainland for interviews. This program connects our Alumni HOSTs with our students to offer housing in the area of their interview sites, helping to ease the financial burden and stress of the interview process. The HOST program provides a wonderful opportunity to build connections and share aloha between students and alumni that can last a lifetime.

With airline flights and hotel accommodations, expenses can quickly add up to our student’s debt loads. Please consider joining your fellow Alumni who have already signed up to actively participate in this program.


HOST Volunteers


We are looking for alumni volunteers to host medical students visiting their area for residency interviews and/or to be available to take questions on life after medical school and residency. Let us know if you can help!  (Click on the link below to register as a HOST.)


Student Request for a HOST


Seeking a HOST? Fill out a HOST Request Form (click on link below) for each trip/location you need assistance with. The alumni office will connect you with potential hosts in the area you are traveling. We currently have HOSTs available in the following cites and adding more daily:

Tucson, AZBurlington, NC
Irvine, CADerry, NH
Los Angeles, CANewfields, NH
Menlo Park, CAClinton, NJ
Rancho Cucamonga, CALas Vegas, NV
Sacramento, CASouth Setauket, NY
Denver, COWappinger Falls, NY
West Hartford, CTPittsburgh, PA
Washington, DCDallas, TX
Jacksonville, FLHouston, TX
Decatur, GASalt Lake City, UT
Marietta, GABellevue, WA
Chicago, ILLakewood, WA
Springfield, ILSeattle, WA
Slidell, LASpokane, WA
Easthampton, MAWoodinville, WA
Elkridge, MD

HOST Program Feedback/Evaluation

Did you participate in the HOST program and have feedback? Let us know!