The Student Alumni Partnership Program (formerly the HOST program) exists to connect students with alumni for purposes of career exploration.

As a member of SAPP, alumni have the opportunity to host students in their homes while traveling for residency interviews, provide shadow opportunities, provide guidance virtually to students seeking career advice, and network with fellow alumni.

Important notice: Due to all residency interviews being conducted virtually this year, we will not be asking alumni to host students in their homes, however you can still offer your expertise by providing guidance virtually!


Students pose with an alumnus
Echko Holman and James Xu, both of the class of 2020, with their host Jason Carr, class of 2014, in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Interested in connecting with a medical student?

Our alumni serve an invaluable role in supporting our students. The WMAA thanks all alumni who have graciously volunteered as members of the new Student Alumni Partnership Program!

Become a member of SAPP

Interested in connecting with MD alumni?

“Students may view a complete list of alumni eager to help on Canvas by enrolling in the Career Exploration and Advising Course, or on Oasis in the Career Advising and Residency Applications section. Alumni seeking networking opportunities should contact Hannah Shaw at


Contact Hannah Shaw at