Rural Education and Community Health for Ghana (REACH 4 Ghana) was founded in 2010 by three first year medical students at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine in Richmond, Virginia. Sharing a vision to build meaningful partnerships with Ghanaians to improve health and support development in that country, these three sought like-minded peers to join them for a three week mission to the Volta Region of Ghana. In the months prior to departure, the team engaged in cultural competency training, fundraising, and patient-centered research in order to best serve the needs of the communities. From June 19 to July 10, 2011, this team of fifteen medical students worked alongside Ghanaian volunteers and community leaders in five villages to assist with medical treatment, public health education, and development projects. We are confident that 2011's trip was the first of many. The 2012 team and trip were very successful, and preparations for a trip during the summer of 2013 are underway.