The Rural Health Opportunities Program (RHOP) currently has options in clinical laboratory science (medical technology), dental hygiene, dentistry, medial technology, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, physical therapy, physician assistant, and radiography. The information contained on this page pertains only to pharmacy. For information on the other options, make a new selection from the Health Professions options page, call 888-293-2293, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 State College, followed by three years of pharmacy education at the UNMC College of Pharmacy, are required. The fourth year curriculum at the College of Pharmacy is experience-based and will be conducted at sites in rural communities in Nebraska. A doctor of pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degree from UNMC will be awarded upon successful 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.
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 interviewee as possible, and in answering any questions he/she may have regarding Chadron State College, the University of Nebraska Medical Center, the College of Pharmacy, or the Rural Health Opportunities Program.
The interviews will be held on the CSCcampus. However, each person being interviewed will receive a letter stating the specific time and location for the interview.
RHOP Positions: Three applicants will be selected to fill the positions in the program for the next class.
Alternate Positions: Three applicants will be selected as alternates. Only alternates will be allowed to fill any vacancies that may develop in this class. Those students receiving alternate status will maintain this status as long as they enroll at Chadron State College maintain the standards set forth in the RHOP guidelines, and follow the prescribed curriculum.
All applicants will be notified of their status as soon as possible.
Exposure to the world of pharmacy and rural health care is an important additional objective of the student’s studies at Chadron State College. Some activities in which each student will participate include:
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.
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