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Fast Track Your Health Career Through the Rural Health Opportunities Program (RHOP)

Applications are open Aug. 1 through Nov. 1, 2018.

What is RHOP?

Rural communities make up a majority of Nebraska. They are the lifeblood of the state and deserve quality medical care.  Established and successful for over 25 years, the Rural Health Opportunities Program (RHOP) is a special cooperative program between Wayne State College and the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) to meet that need.  As a citizen of rural Nebraska, you've experienced the rural lifestyle, and you know the unique needs of your community.  That's why we're recruiting Nebraskans like you - because you're dedicated to your home state and you care about its rural health care needs.  We do too.  Our program represents that commitment and will prepare you to return to rural Nebraska and care for its citizens.

Program Benefits*

• Full tuition scholarship at Wayne State College
• Guaranteed admission to UNMC
• Early registration privileges
• Opportunities to visit UNMC during your time at WSC

*All benefits are contingent upon successfully maintaining and completing the program requirements.

RHOP participants spend time at both WSC and UNMC, with the amount of time at each institution determined by the program.

Time Commitments and Available Positions

Questions? Contact Us:

Health Professions Office
Wayne State College
1111 Main Street
Wayne, NE 68787
Phone: 800-228-9972 or 402-375-7329
Email: preprof@wsc.edu

"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

Pre-Physician Assistant