The Rural Health Opportunities Program (RHOP) currently has options in clinical laboratory science (medical techology), dental hygiene, dentistry, medial technology, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, physical therapy, physician assistant, and radiography. The information contained on this page pertains only to medical technology. For information on the other options, make a new selection from the Health Professions options page, call 800-242-3766, or email email@example.com.
To be eligible for RHOP, the applicant MUST:
Applications must be completed on-line, printed & together with three letters of recommendation, a copy of ACT scores, and transcripts submitted via mail to the Chadron State College Health Professions Office. It is the applicant's responsibility to verify a complete application prior to the December 1 deadline. Click here for an application.
Three years of study at Chadron followed by one year of medical technology education at UNMC are required. The fourth year is spent in clinical study through the University of Nebraska Medical Center. The first three months of the clinical curriculum are provided by UNMC at a student laboratory site located at the University of Nebraska at Kearney or at UNMC in Omaha. The last nine months of clinical education are provided by UNMC at approved affiliate clinical sites in Nebraska. A Bachelor of Science degree in medical technology will be granted by UNMC upon successful completion of the clinical program. Graduates are eligible to take national board certification examinations in medical technology upon completion of the program. The application of college credit earned through previous college work, CLEP or high school courses for college credit under an Advanced Placement curriculum will be determined on an individual basis.
Numerous factors are a part of the selection process. For the Rural Health Opportunities Program, special consideration will be given to applicants who:
Interviews will be approximately 20-30 minutes in length, informal and conducted by faculty from UNMC and CSC. The interviewers are interested in learning as much about the applicant as possible, and in answering any questions they may have regarding Chadron State College, the University of Nebraska Medical Center, or the Rural Health Opportunities Program. The interviews will be held on the CSC campus. Each person being interviewed will receive a letter stating the specific time and location for the interview.
RHOP Positions: Up to three applicants will be selected to fill the positions in the program for the next class.
Alternate Positions: Up to three applicants will be selected as alternates. If a Medical Technology/RHOP vacancy occurs during the first two years of the four-year cycle, a qualified student currently enrolled at Chadron State College who is on the Medical Technology/RHOP Alternate List is selected. Any Medical Technology/RHOP vacancies which occur during the junior year are not filled.
All applicants will be notified of their status as soon as possible.
Each student accepted into the program must complete the following activities as they are scheduled:
Each student accepted into the program must:
Each student is required to keep a journal of his or her professional activities and experiences at CSC. The journals will be turned in to the CSC Health Professions Office at the end of each semester.
If selected as a participant in the program, each student will:
For course work requirements while at CSC please see the degree programs page.