Ida L. Castro, JD, MA
Principal Investigator and
Vice President Community Engagement and Equity
Phone: (570) 955-1314
Phone: (570) 955-1313
TCMC created REACH-HEI to provide a seamless pathway from high school through community and four-year colleges to economically disadvantaged students in northeast Pennsylvania (NEPA) who are interested in careers in health or health-related professions.
The program is designed to address disparities identified in the growing gap between physicians and healthcare professionals’ availability and community needs. REACH-HEI will expand the pool of qualified medical professionals in NEPA through multiple programs tailored to meet the needs of students and the strengths of NEPA partners.
The Commonwealth Medical College, in partnership with the following educational partners, offers an exciting series of pipeline programs for area high school and undergraduate students interested in careers in healthcare.
For more information on REACH-HEI, read about our programs for:
REACH-HEI is federally funded under the Department of health and Human Services, Division of Health Resources and Services Administration, Office of Health Careers Opportunity Programs.