How to Volunteer
We rely on the work of our alumni to volunteer and engage our growing alumni community across the country. Our P&S Host Program is nationally recognized by the Association of American Medical Colleges and offers fourth-year students housing with an alumnus while interviewing for residencies at various regional medical institutions. Our alumni enjoy the opportunity to share their experiences of practicing in a particular geographic area and/or specialty while reducing the housing costs associated with residency interviews and providing support to our medical students.
Here are more ways to volunteer:
- Home-Away-From-Home Program: Alumni residing in the tristate area host first-year students for dinner, theater, or other activities and welcome them to New York.
- Thanksgiving Program: Alumni host students unable to travel home for Thanksgiving. This program is open to all classes.
- Host Program: Alumni host fourth-year students during residency interviews across the United States, as described above.
- Student/Alumni Luncheons: This series consists of small luncheons for 2-5 students who dine with an alumnus. The intimate setting lets the students ask questions about specialties, residences, and career options. Luncheons are tailored by class year and open to all classes.
- Student/Alumni Forum: An alumnus is chosen by the alumni/student representative to speak about a specialty and area of interest. This forum is open to all classes.
- Specialty Connection: Alumni and students meet one-on-one based on a mutual interest (domestic and foreign). These meetings are open to all classes.
- Student/Alumni Pre-Residency Program: Alumni speak with third-year students as they narrow their specialty interests and geographic selections. This program occurs in late spring through summer.
- Residency Match Alumni Connection: New graduates connect with alumni working in their matched institution. This option is open to fourth-year students.