Message From the Directors

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We at REACH intimately understand the oppressive and racist forces at play that lead to inequities for racial and ethnic minority folks with substance use disorders. That is why we do things different in our program.

REACH provides a rich and unique experience that pairs people interested in becoming addiction specialists with world renowned mentors, both locally and nationally. These mentors importantly bring different perspectives to the professional development of our scholars.

In addition, REACH provides a hand-tailored culturally-affirming curriculum that includes topics ranging from ‘anthropologic aspects of caring for racial and ethnic minority patients,’ to ‘conducting qualitative research.’ The richness and power of the informational content is carefully selected to enhance Scholar’s learning and potential to become agents of change.

We hope the seeds planted and cultivated through REACH participation will have the power to transform deeply rooted and inherently oppressive forces that continue to persist in our reality. The relationships forged in the cohort extend far beyond the year-long program and joining REACH means joining a life-long supportive network of friends and colleagues. Please join us, we need you, we can’t do this alone.

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****ATTENTION REACH Cohort 5 Application Update****
The deadline for REACH Cohort 5 (2023-2024) application process has been extended. All applications and letter submissions must be completed by July 31, 2022.
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If you have any questions regarding submission, please contact reach@aaap.org.

 

The REACH application process will begin April 18, 2022 – June 30, 2022. We will be accepting applications for the 2023/2024 cohort. If you have any questions, please contact the REACH Program Manager at reach@aaap.org. We appreciate your interest in providing culturally-informed healthcare to minoritized patients with substance use disorders.

Key Dates for Cohort 2023-2024 Application Cycle

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Eligibility

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 minoritized population (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, 2023, and enrolled through June 2024.
  • U.S. Citizens.

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

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