HOST a UCSF Student
The Medical Alumni Association’s program Help Our Students Travel (HOST), which connects fourth-year students with alumni to get free lodging as they travel to residency interviews across the country, is pivoting to virtual volunteer activities this 2021-2022 academic year as many academic medicine hospitals are conducting only remote interviews between October and March.
For this academic year, alumni can help and connect with students by:
- Joining the UCSF Connect Medical Alumni Association HOST Program group. UCSF Connect is the networking platform for UCSF alumni, students, postdocs, residents, fellows, and faculty. Students can search the directory by location, specialty, and keywords to email alumni with questions.
- Participating in the HOST virtual social on Wednesday, February 9, 2022.
UCSF Connect Medical Alumni Association HOST Program Group
UCSF School of Medicine fourth-year students and alumni are invited to join the Medical Alumni Association HOST Program group in UCSF Connect to ask and answer residency program questions via email. Please join and create a profile detailing your experiences to help students ask pertinent questions.
What is UCSF Connect?
Launched in April 2017, UCSF Connect is the networking platform for UCSF alumni, students, residents, fellows, postdocs, and faculty. It is a free online service accessed at ucsfconnect.com.
UCSF Connect is sponsored by all UCSF alumni associations, the Office of Alumni Relations, and the Office of Career and Professional Development (OCPD).
Alumni Relations and OCPD staff members serve as administrators of the platform.
How do I join?
You can register and log in using your existing LinkedIn or Facebook account, or you can create an account using your personal email address.
Alumni and students who register with the email address listed in the UCSF database, or anyone registering through the UCSF campus MyAccess Single Sign-On (SSO), are automatically approved.
If you register using an email address not listed in the UCSF database, your registration is pending until your UCSF affiliation is confirmed, which typically occurs within one business day.
What are the next steps?
If you have already joined UCSF Connect, thank you! Please take this chance to review and update your profile.
For new users, go to ucsfconnect.com and register.
Alumni – Create a profile with a photo, your education, specialty, work history, and information to help students ask pertinent questions about your experience. Consider which keywords students might use to find you and include those words in your profile.
Students – Create a profile with a photo, your education, and work experience. Include a description about your interests and how you will seek help. Give alumni some background on you to help them learn more about you.
All – Request to join the Medical Alumni Association HOST Program group.
All – Add @ucsfconnect.com to your email safe list.
As a student, can I submit questions anonymously?
Yes, you can submit questions anonymously. Send your questions to Katie Casey Maloney in UCSF Connect. Katie posts your question as anonymous to the group feed.
HOST Program Virtual Social
Wednesday, February 9, 2022
5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Pacific time
Click here to register
Please note: Alumni who participate in their medical center’s selection process are asked to not participate in the social.
If you are not available for the virtual social, consider joining the UCSF Connect Medical Alumni Association HOST Program Group in UCSF Connect to ask and answer residency program questions by email.
DISCLAIMER: (a) UCSF/SOM/SOP’s sole role is to connect students and alumni for the limited purposes of the Help Our Students Travel (HOST) program; (b) UCSF/SOM/SOP is not responsible for any associated costs or expenses related to the program (e.g., travel, accommodation, meals, etc.); (c) UCSF/SOM/SOP does not supervise, manage, or control the communications or ensuing interactions between students and alumni; (d) Students and alumni are not required to use this forum, but do so voluntarily; (e) neither UCSF, nor any of its employees or agents, shall have any responsibility or liability to students, alumni or any other individual for any cost, loss, injury, or damage (including, but not limited to, any personal injury, illness, death, or property damage) that students, alumni, or any other individual may incur or suffer in connection with or arising from use of the program.