The Research Experience and Awareness of Clinical Health (REACH) program is a four-week summer clinical and research experience program that exposes high school students, particularly those who are historically underrepresented in the sciences, to clinical research and clinical experiences. The nationally recognized program offers students a meaningful experience in a variety of health-related clinical settings which stimulates an interest towards careers in the health sciences.
Applications are solicited from Toledo area high schools each spring. Once applications are received, applications are reviewed to determine the final selections. Students are then paired with a clinical professional who will mentor the students as they participate in the daily clinical medicine and/or clinical research projects. The program culminates in a mandatory forum where each student presents a research powerpoint presentation. The program is scheduled for four weeks beginning in July and ending in August.