“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 2022, REACH:
Worked with more than 4,000+ students, parents, educators and community members.
Hosted nearly 300 students and 40 parents at a Health Sciences Career Fair at Malcolm X College and held career
exploration days at 6 partner elementary and K-8 schools.
Provided 150+ High School and College students with paid work-based learning and internships.
86% of our MedSTEM participants on track to earn one or more industry-recognized credentials: CPR, first aid/basic lifesaving, phlebotomy technician and ECG technician.
Welcomed 26 college students and grads to the pilot cohort of RU Ready MedSchool Bootcamp.
85% of the Class of 2022 are employed in STEM/healthcare role or enrolled in graduate school.
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