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.
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:
- Tuition waiver at Wayne State College
- Guaranteed admission to the relevant UNMC program
Apply for RHOP
All materials must be sent to and received by the Health Professions Office no later than Nov. 15 for application consideration for the following academic year. Materials include an online application form, your high school transcript, ACT and/or SAT scores, and three letters of recommendation.
“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
"RHOP is a great opportunity because it caters to students who live in small-town Nebraska outside of Omaha and Lincoln. The program has a strong partnership with UNMC which made it extremely appealing to me. I chose Wayne State primarily based on the size as well as its health programs. I knew I didn't want to go to a huge school where I was just a face in the crowd, and the relationships that I can build with my professors being in a smaller class have been beneficial to my academic success."
Austin Enfield, Freshman, Gretna, Neb.
Pre-Physician Assistant Program
"My undergraduate experience at Wayne State College fully prepared me for the transition to professional school and beyond. RHOP is truly an incredible opportunity for education, professional growth, and future success in health care."