Rural Health Opportunities Program (RHOP)
Health care. These are two special words when you live in the sparsely populated regions of rural Nebraska.
If your career interest is in health care, you can help meet the needs of rural Nebraska through the Rural Health Opportunities Program (RHOP), a cooperative venture of the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC), Chadron State College (CSC), and Wayne State College (WSC).
What is the Rural Health Opportunities Program?
This program addresses the special needs of rural Nebraska by encouraging rural residents to pursue health care careers. If selected, you obtain admission into participating University of Nebraska Medical Center colleges upon completion of studies at CSC or WSC.
Who is involved in this program?
The program involves UNMC, CSC, and WSC. The programs available at each school are listed below.
|Chadron State College||Wayne State College|
Clinical Laboratory Science
Clinical Lab Science
How will students be selected?
RHOP was designed for rural Nebraska students, traditional and non-traditional, interested in practicing in small communities throughout Nebraska. The criteria for selection include:
- Academic Potential
- Commitment to practicing in the rural areas of Nebraska
- Special consideration is given to students from Nebraska counties of less than 25,000 or communities of less than 10,000
- Must graduate from a Nebraska high school and be a Nebraska resident
- Minority and other under-represented students are encouraged to apply
An interview and final selection of students will involve representatives of CSC, WSC, and UNMC. Students will be notified of acceptance within one week of their interview.
How do I apply for the RHOP Program?
Applications are available from the Health Professions office at Wayne State College or Chadron State College, or you can download forms from the web. Students must submit an application for admission to the state college along with the RHOP application. All materials must be postmarked to the state college no later than December 1st for application consideration the following academic year.
For an application or more information about RHOP and its participating colleges, talk with your counselor or contact:
Chadron State College
Wayne State College
University of Nebraska Medical Center
Rural Health Education Network
986660 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-6660
Toll Free: 800.626.8431 ext. 93398
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