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 radiography. For information on the other options, make a new selection from the Health Professions options page, call 800-242-3766, 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.
Two years of study at Chadron State College followed by two years in basic medical sciences and clinical study at UNMC are required. Portions of the clinical experience are provided at one or more clinical sites in rural Nebraska.A Bachelor of Science degree in Radiation Science Technology is awarded by UNMC upon successful completion of the program. Graduates are eligible to apply for registration with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists.
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 30 minutes in length, informal, and conducted by faculty and administrators 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: Two applicants will be selected to fill the position in the program for the next class.
Alternate Positions: Alternates will be selected from among the Radiography applicants. Only the alternates will be allowed to fill any vacancy that may develop in this class.The 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.
Each student accepted into the program must complete the following activities as they are scheduled:
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.