The Help Our Students Travel (HOST) program connects current University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine students traveling for residency or fellowship interviews with alumni hosts around the country. Alumni provide the students a place to stay during their interview to help ease the financial burden, and they offer invaluable advice and insights about the local community.

Kansas host

Overland Park, Kansas

Sara Hicks, MD, a 1990 graduate of the UI Carver College of Medicine, is pictured with dog, Summer, and fourth-year medical student Naomi Vather, who interviewed for an internal medicine residency position at the University of Kansas Medical Center. 

Houston host

Houston, Texas

Medical student Anthony Mai stayed with 2014 UI Carver College of Medicine graduate Heidi Holtorf, MD, while interviewing for an ophthalmology residency position at the University of Texas Health Science Center.  

Seattle host

Seattle, Washington

Spouses Alan Rothblatt, MD, and Sima Kahn, MD, both completed residency training in obstetrics and gynecology at UI Hospitals & Clinics in 1987. They hosted fourth-year UI Carver College of Medicine student Nico Dimenstein while he was visiting Seattle for a pediatrics residency interview at Seattle Children’s Hospital. 


Help Our Students Travel (HOST) Program

Interested in hosting a medical student in your city?