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About the Host Program

Are you preparing for residency interviews? The UVA Medical Alumni Association Host Program can help you make virtual connections with alumni in the cities you may call home next summer.

We have recruited over 200 alumni to answer your questions about residency, life in their community and more. In addition to making connections based on location, we’re also offering the opportunity to connect with alumni by training program. This will allow you to get a feeling for the people and culture of the program from a trusted source.

Connections between students and alumni will be done through phone calls, email, text messages or Zoom.

Ready to submit a request? You can fill out the request form here.

If you would like more information or have questions, please see our FAQ page or reach out to Jill McKinley.

“The virtual host program has been a huge help for me. The program has connected me to UVA alumni that are more than happy to chat with me. Their insights about the program, training environment, and location are invaluable, especially given our shared medical school experience. It is a fantastic resource and has really helped me get honest perspectives on residency programs.”

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1. Register Online

Students: Fill out the Host Request Form for each location where you are interviewing. Alumni: Complete the Volunteer Form to be added to our list of available hosts.

2. Making a Match

When a request is received from a student, the UVA Medical Alumni Association will contact potential alumni matches in the requested city to check on availability.

3. Confirm and Connect

Once a match is found, the UVA Medical Alumni Association will provide the student and alumnus/a with the necessary details to connect.

Looking for a Match?

Ask students who have used the Host Program in the past and they will tell you that connecting with alumni is a great way to find answers to your questions about the city and/or residency programs you are considering.

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Ready to Volunteer?

Alumni volunteers enjoy connecting with current UVA medical students who offer their unique perspectives and updates on the School of Medicine.

Sign up Here Host Volunteer Evaluation