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  1. 1. Rural Health Opportunities Program RHOP
  2. 2. What is RHOP? <ul><li>Its beginnings </li></ul><ul><li>“ Grow Our Own” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>To recruit rural Nebraska students into the health professions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Support programs to recruit them back to rural Nebraska communities </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Student Data <ul><li>Number of graduates: 290 </li></ul><ul><li>55% in rural Nebraska </li></ul><ul><li>15% in rural across the U.S. </li></ul><ul><li>70% Rural! </li></ul>
  4. 4. Partnership <ul><li>Wayne State College </li></ul><ul><li>University of Nebraska Medical Center </li></ul><ul><li>Chadron State College </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>479 RHOP participants from 202 communities </li></ul><ul><li>290 graduates; 81 Currently attending UNMC; 107 still in pipeline </li></ul><ul><li>55% graduates employed in rural Nebraska </li></ul>This information is current as of: July 2006
  6. 6. RHOP Professions <ul><li>CSC & WSC </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Medicine </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pharmacy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dentistry </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dental Hygiene </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Clinical Laboratory Science </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. RHOP Professions cont … <ul><li>Also at CSC </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Physician Assistant </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Physical Therapy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Radiography </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Nursing </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Commitment <ul><li>“ Return to rural Nebraska” </li></ul><ul><li>Rural communities outside of Omaha, Lincoln, & South Sioux Areas </li></ul>
  9. 9. Medicine (MD) <ul><li>Years of study </li></ul><ul><ul><li>4 undergraduate </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>4 years at UNMC </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>3 or more years residency </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Positions accepted </li></ul><ul><ul><li>3 at Chadron </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>3 at Wayne </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Accepted medical fields </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Family Medicine, General Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, OB/Gynecology, General Surgery, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>and Psychiatry </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Pharmacy (PharmD) <ul><li>Years of study </li></ul><ul><ul><li>2 years undergraduate </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>4 years at UNMC </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Positions accepted </li></ul><ul><ul><li>3 at Chadron </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>3 at Wayne </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Dentistry (DDS) <ul><li>Years of study </li></ul><ul><ul><li>3 years undergraduate </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>4 years at UNMC, Lincoln </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Positions accepted </li></ul><ul><ul><li>3 at Chadron </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>3 at Wayne </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Dental Hygiene (BS) <ul><li>Years of study </li></ul><ul><ul><li>2 years undergraduate </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2 years at UNMC, Lincoln or Scottsbluff </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Positions accepted </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1 at Chadron </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2 at Wayne </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Clinical Laboratory Science (BS) <ul><li>Years of study </li></ul><ul><ul><li>3 years undergraduate </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1 year at UNMC </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rural sites are available </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Positions accepted </li></ul><ul><ul><li>4 at Chadron </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2 at Wayne </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Financial Incentives <ul><li>Tuition waiver for medicine & dentistry only at CSC & WSC </li></ul><ul><li>Eligible for waiver through the State College Board of Trustees </li></ul>
  15. 15. Financial Incentives cont .. <ul><li>Many RHOP students qualify for Rural Health Advisory Commission Loan or Loan Forgiveness </li></ul><ul><li>Strict definitions of underserved to qualify for loan repayment regulations </li></ul>
  16. 16. Chadron State College Only
  17. 17. Physician Assistant (MPAS) <ul><li>Years of study </li></ul><ul><ul><li>4 years undergraduate </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>28 months at UNMC </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Positions accepted </li></ul><ul><ul><li>4 positions per year </li></ul></ul>
  18. 18. Physical Therapy (DPT) <ul><li>Years of study </li></ul><ul><ul><li>3 years undergraduate </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>3 years at UNMC </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Positions accepted </li></ul><ul><ul><li>4 positions per year </li></ul></ul>
  19. 19. Radiography (BS) <ul><li>Years of study </li></ul><ul><ul><li>2 years undergraduate </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2 years at UNMC </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Positions accepted </li></ul><ul><ul><li>2 positions per year </li></ul></ul>
  20. 20. Nursing (BS) <ul><li>Years of study </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1 ½ years undergraduate </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2 ½ years at UNMC </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Positions accepted </li></ul><ul><ul><li>2 positions per year at the Scottsbluff campus </li></ul></ul>
  21. 21. How do I apply? <ul><li>Request an application for admission from WSC or CSC </li></ul><ul><li>Also request an RHOP application to be completed and returned with admission application </li></ul><ul><li>May apply only to ONE college </li></ul>
  22. 22. How do I apply? cont … <ul><li>May apply to only ONE pre-professional field </li></ul><ul><li>Once accepted cannot change fields and stay in RHOP </li></ul><ul><li>Applications are due by December 1 for the next academic year </li></ul>
  23. 23. Criteria used for selection <ul><li>From a rural Nebraska community </li></ul><ul><li>Well rounded student </li></ul><ul><li>ACT/SAT scores </li></ul><ul><li>Grade point averages (especially science) </li></ul><ul><li>Essay </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Interest in rural; connecting to rural </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Experience/Knowledge of health care </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Shadowing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Volunteer work </li></ul></ul>
  24. 24. How many are interviewed? <ul><li>About twice the number of positions available </li></ul><ul><li>Who interviews </li></ul><ul><li>Students notified before March 1 </li></ul><ul><li>Alternate status – must enroll at selected undergrad institution </li></ul>
  25. 25. What’s my commitment? <ul><li>To rural Nebraska </li></ul><ul><li>Your decision will determine the success of the program </li></ul>
  26. 26. Questions Ann Kraft, Program Coordinator Rural Health Education Network Nebraska AHEC Program Office Phone: (402) 559-3398 E-mail: akraft@unmc.edu

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