The University of Nebraska Medical Center addresses the special needs of rural Nebraska by encouraging rural residents to pursue health care careers.
- Kearney Health Opportunities Program (KHOP) is a cooperative program between the University of Nebraska at Kearney (UNK) and the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC). The purpose of the program is to recruit and educate students from rural Nebraska who are committed to returning to rural Nebraska to practice healthcare.
- Public Health Early Admissions Student Track (PHEAST) is a program available to students enrolled at Chadron State, Peru State, Wayne State or the University of Nebraska - Kearney who are interested in pursuing a Master of Public Health degree. Students accepted to the PHEAST program will gain conditional admission to the UNMC College of Public Health.
- Rural Health Opportunity Program (RHOP) a cooperative venture of the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC), Chadron State College (CSC), Wayne State College (WSC) and Peru State College (PSC).This program addresses the special needs of rural Nebraska by encouraging rural residents to pursue health care careers.
- Rural Pharmacy Practice Educational Initiative (RPPEI) encourages applications from students attending public and private institutions located in rural Nebraska and students from rural Nebraska counties (population 25,000 or less) who have a stated commitment to returning to rural Nebraska to practice pharmacy.