The REACH Program Application
Rural Educational Approach to Community Health
  • How to Apply / Criteria for Selection

    Applicants must be a 1st or 2nd year medical student or a Physician Assistant student with an interest in rural health and attend a North Carolina Medical School. Applicants must be prepared to commit to spending two weeks in the central region of North Carolina (Asheboro). The program dates are June 8 - June 19 with a one day return on June 26 for a poster presentation.

    Applicants need to complete the application below, submit an official transcript, two letters of recommendation and write a one page essay (in the form below). The deadline for completed applications is May 1. All submitted applications must be postmarked by May 1, 2020, to be considered.

    Applications will be reviewed and five finalists will be contacted for phone interviews. Two students will be selected to participate in the R.E.A.C.H program. Acceptance letters will be mailed to students by May 15.

    Two students will be selected for the program.

    Please click the "Submit" button below after completing the form and mail your two letters of recommendation to:

    Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital
    Attn. Tonya Baldwin (Greensboro AHEC)
    1200 N. Elm Street
    Greensboro, NC 27401
  • North Carolina Medical Schools


    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine
    Duke University School of Medicine
    Wake Forest School of Medicine
    Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University
  • North Carolina Physician Assistant Programs


    University of North Carolina PA Program
    Wake Forest University PA Program
    Elon University PA Program
    High Point University PA Program
    Campbell University PA Program
  • North Carolina Nurse Practitioner Programs


    East Carolina University Nurse Practitioner Program
    University of North Carolina - Charlotte Nurse Practitioner Program
    University of North Carolina - Greensboro Nurse Practitioner Program
    University of North Carolina -Wilmington Nurse Practitioner Program
    Wake Forest University Nurse Practitioner Program
    Western Carolina University Nurse Practitioner Program
    Winston Salem State University Nurse Practitioner Program
  • Application Information

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  • Please include your middle initial.
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  • Letters of Recommendation

    Please mail two letters of recommendation to Tonya Baldwin at the address above from faculty members (include the letters with your completed application). Each letter needs to be in a separate/sealed envelope with your recommender’s signature written across the flap on the back of the envelope.
  • Essay

    Please write a one-page essay answering the questions below:
    1. Explain your interest in the R.E.A.C.H program?
    2. Why do feel you are a good fit for this program?
    3. What would be your goals as a healthcare provider in a rural setting?
  • Use this space to write your essay or use the upload button to upload a document or PDF.
    Thank you!