The application review process for 2020-21 is underway. Due to the record number of applications received this year, the deadline for acceptance decisions will be delayed. Each application is reviewed holistically by multiple reviewers, and we do not want to compromise this important process. Decisions will not be made until all applications are reviewed. Please do not expect to receive final application status notifications before December 30th.

The REACH application is now closed. We are not accepting any more applications for the 2021/22 cohort. Please consider applying again next year. If you have any questions, please contact the program manager, Dafna Paltin, at reach@aaap.org.

We appreciate your interest in providing culturally-informed healthcare to under-represented minority patients with substance use disorders. We encourage you to visit pcssNOW and explore opportunities for free training and mentoring opportunities.

REACH Program Flyer

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.