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Rural Health Opportunities Program (RHOP)

A cooperative program between Wayne State College and the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC).

Quality Care Focused on Rural Areas

RHOP represents a commitment and dedication to the education of Nebraskans and quality health care for citizens of the state. The purpose of the program is to recruit and educate students from rural Nebraska who will return to practice in rural areas of the state.

Guidelines and Eligibility

Partnership with UNMC

RHOP participants spend time at both WSC and UNMC, with the amount of time at each institution determined by the program. If selected to participate, students will receive the following contingent upon maintaining the conditions of the program:

  1. Tuition waiver at Wayne State College
  2. Guaranteed admission to the relevant UNMC program

Time Commitments and Available Positions

Apply for RHOP

First, you'll need to apply for admission to Wayne State College and receive a campus email address. You'll then be able to apply to the RHOP program. Application is open Aug. 1 through Nov. 14, 2017.

Sydney Armstrong

“As soon as I heard about the Rural Health Opportunities Program (RHOP), I knew that it was an opportunity to great to pass up. Receiving tuition for an outstanding education while being in moderate class sizes that really allow you to be able to interact with the teachers and fellow class mates is second to none. Another obvious benefit would be that RHOP students are granted automatic admission into medical school immediately following their undergraduate programs versus applicants from other colleges that are not guaranteed a spot and may never receive admission.” 

Sydney Armstrong, Sophomore, Grand Island, Neb.
Majoring in Biology / Pre-Dentistry


Health Professions Office
Wayne State College
1111 Main Street
Wayne, NE 68787

Phone: 800-228-9972 or 402-375-7329
Email: preprof@wsc.edu