Chicago Clerkships Testimonials: Home4Docs opened in April 2014 with our first guest. Since that time we have welcomed nearly 100 AMGs and IMGs to stay with us and have expanded from one room to 10 rooms at two dedicated locations. The experience has been wonderful for us, our kids, and the doctors we’ve watched transition from students to residents over the years. Our oldest boy is now considering becoming a doctor himself someday. And he believes he can, thanks to the encouragement of our many guests, especially our Chicago Clerkship Guests. We love learning about and sharing with people from different parts of the world, various cultures, as well as religions. It gives our kids a wonderful perspective that they wouldn’t otherwise have.
Home4Docs has forged a special relationship with Chicago Clerkships over the years. Our guests who come to us through Chicago Clerkships are given a special $50 flat rate discount when they provide us with the Chicago Clerkships official homestay application form. Our location is near several of their clinical rotation sites on the south side. Guests traveling to their orientation are conveniently provided with directions. Unlike other clerkship companies, the Chicago Clerkships do home visits for their homestay hosts and provide their clients with a host family map upon booking with them. We are proud to be included as one of their recommended host families. We are also a host to guests from various other clerkship companies and for students traveling to the United States to pursue privately arranged clinical rotations. Learn about the benefits of staying with us and read additional reviews from our other guests.
Chicago Clerkships Testimonials from our Guests
Pictured above, some of our many guests
Anu and Mohit: Chicago Clerkships Testimonials
“We loved our Chicago area house. It has been a pleasure being a part of the Talty family. Chicago would not be the same without them. We liked having our own kitchen and loved our home away from home. The Taltys provided so much love to us, making our USA tour so wonderful. We will miss them all.”
Palani: Chicago Clerkships Testimonials
“My home stay family was very helpful and even offered to do some shopping for me.
Anamika: Chicago Clerkships Testimonials
“I loved the house. Staying with others at the house gave me company for traveling and studying. The Talty family was helpful and accommodating, too.”
Poerna: Chicago Clerkships Testimonials
“Caryn & Noel Talty are just a super nice host, very friendly, accommodating and helpful. They live next door with their 4 adorable and smart boys and girl. Caryn is just a nice lady. She is willing to pick you up at the nearest station on the arrival, take you to grocery stores, drop you and pick you up at dr office nearby etc. I will strongly recommend this place to everybody who comes to Chicago.”
Diksha: Chicago Clerkships Testimonials
“I stayed at Caryn’s place for a month. It was my very first time in the US and Caryn was the answer to all of my anxiety and apprehension. The place is beautiful, independent and is very thoughtfully furnished. It is within a five-minute walk to the 111th/Pulaski bus stop. The neighborhood is exclusively residential and safe. There are multiple departmental stores within a 5-mile radius. The rooms are exactly as specified here.
But Caryn is the reason I took no time settling in. She goes above and beyond to make her guests feel comfortable and at home. She was there to pick me up from the bus stop when I arrived, despite a four hour delay, to drop me off at 4.30 AM when I left and every single time I needed any kind of advice/ guidance/ directions. I cannot thank you enough, Caryn and Noel, for making my Chicago trip so wonderful. Oh and the kids are absolutely delightful! I can’t wait to meet you guys and stay with you during my next visit to Chicago.”
Germán: Chicago Clerkships Testimonials
I had a really nice experience at Caryn’s place. The entire family is really kind and Caryn is always there to help you in everything (transportation, english practicing and also she helped me to correct some mistakes in my personal statement). The area is nice, quiet and safe. You can go shopping with Caryn and also do some other activities like playing soccer with the kids (by the way, the play really good for their age so don’t underestimate them).If I ever return to a rotation in Chicago I will contact this homestay for sure! 100% recommended!
Ravali: Chicago Clerkships Testimonials
“Caryn is one of the kindest and most helpful persons. She has helped me in many ways.”
”I felt very blessed to have found Caryn’s room to rent during my stent at
amy Advocate Christ Medical Center. I loved the location as it was two miles from the hospital. It was nice that the room had a desk and it’s own bathroom. I enjoyed meeting the other housemates who were respectful and easy to live with. I would recommend this place to stay to anyone!”
Kavya: Chicago Clerkships Testimonials
“I stayed at Caryn’s house for almost a week during my interview season and had an incredible experience. She literally took care of everything so that I can prepare for my interviews and not worry about commute, shopping and a peaceful night’s sleep before the interview day. It’s very hard to care of a stranger if your 3 year old is sick but she multitasked in being a great mom and a promising host. I was there during Christmas time and her family treated me like one among them. I would recommend anyone to stay there as long as they wish and guarantee close to a 100% satisfaction.”
Hatem: Chicago Clerkships Testimonials
“This is literally the best homestay I’ve stayed in so far and Mrs Talty and her family treated me like a family member and made me feel at home. I will sure miss you guys, you are the best :-D. As for the house itself, it is located in a safe neighborhood, spacious and clean. You’ll find everything you want within a walking distance. It is a few blocks away from the CTA bus line that can take you to the orange line train to downtown Chicago. Mrs Talty is always there for you to answer all your questions and help you navigate the city if you’re new to Chicago.
I’ve done many rotations throughout the city of Chicago and I’ve been at many homestays, but this by far is the best one I’ve stayed at. This is truly a home away from home.
Thanks Mrs Talty for your gracious hospitality, the kind one can’t forget. You made me feel so much at home, I’m thinking of it yet…”