As of August 15th, 2020, the REACH Program is no longer accepting applications from Trainee candidates (i.e. medical students, residents, APRN/NP students, PA students). The cohort for 2021 is now full. We appreciate the immense interest in our program, and we encourage those who were unable to apply before the deadline to please apply next year.

The application remains open to Fellow applicants only (i.e. individuals beginning their fellowship training in July 2021). Both URM and Non-URM Fellow Applicants are eligible to apply. New Deadline: September 30th, 2020.

Please download and review the Application Checklist prior to applying. Fellow applicants are required to also submit a Scholarly Project Proposal.

If you have any questions, please contact the program manager, Dafna Paltin, at reach@aaap.org.

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Key Dates for Cohort 2021-2022 Application Cycle

Application Timeline

The application cycle for the 2021-2022 cohort will open on May 1, 2020


Fellows, Residents, Medical Students, Nursing Students (APRN/NP), and Physician Assistant/Associate Trainees can apply.

To be eligible for the REACH Program, applicants must be:

  • From racial/ethnic underrepresented minority (URM) backgrounds (i.e. Black, African or African American, non-Caucasian Hispanic or Latinx, American Indian or Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander).
  • In training (i.e. entering into fellowship, residency, or school) as of July 1, 2021, and enrolled through June 2022.
  • U.S. Citizens.