The Reach Program
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The Reach Program

The REACH Program

(Rural Educational Approach to Community Health)


Greensboro AHEC will be seeking candidates for the R.E.A.C.H Program, a summer rural health program  in Asheboro, North Carolina. Candidates must currently attend a North Carolina school and have successfully completed their first year by May 2017. Click here for an application for the Summer 2017 program.

Program Highlights

The R.E.A.C.H Summer Program is an externship for first & second year Medical, Physician Assistant and Nurse Practitioner students. It exposes students to rural community medicine through several different learning experiences. The program requires a two week and one day commitment from each student. Students will receive a $1000 stipend, free housing and some meals will be provided. Students are required to provide their own transportation.


Through the R.E.A.C.H Summer Program students will:

  • Shadow and network with rural health professionals
  • Experience the richness of community and family
  • Gain knowledge from interdisciplinary training
  • Develop an appreciation of the history and culture found in a rural community

Shown right: Omar Acosta, UNCSOM first year medical student, receives certificate of completion for participating in the 2016 R.E.A.C.H. program with Tonya Baldwin, MA, ORPCE Coordinator/Program Organizer.

Watch Omar Acosta tell his story about his experience in the first summer program!

For more information contact, Tonya Baldwin, MA, ORPCE Coordinator by email or phone at 336-832-8566.