“I brag so much about the support system, the learning opportunities, and the mission of the internship itself. I realized who was my fuel to continue my career path in medicine. It is REACH, MedSTEM Pathways, my cohort, Rush University Medical Center. I cannot describe the life changing impact [REACH has had on] me and all of the other REACH students. I tear up every time I speak about REACH, it literally changed my life.”Jayline P. – UIC Medicina Scholar, Class of 2023
In 2021, REACH:
Served students who were 75% female, 90% West Side residents, 88% Black and Latinx and 65% first-generation college attendees.
Worked with more than 4,000 students, parents, educators and community members.
Provided more than 180 high school and college interns with more than 25,000 paid, work-based learning hours
Provided more than 2,000 STEM kits and wellness kits to students in pre-K through 8th grade, their families and our community partners
Helped 50% of our MedSTEM Pathways interns and 100% of our MedSTEM Explorers to earn one or more industry-recognized credentials: CPR, first aid/basic lifesaving, phlebotomy technician and ECG technician
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