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Egenberger among RHOP selections

Thirty-four students this fall will enter the program that helps Nebraska meet its health services needs.

Tyler Egenberger of Brady is one of 34 Nebraska high school students who have been selected to enter the Rural Health Opportunities Program at Chadron State College this fall.

Egenberger, a senior at Brady High School, was selected as an alternate in the pharmacy option.

This fall’s incoming RHOP class at CSC includes 26 participants and eight alternates. Often, the alternates become primary participants before their training at CSC is completed.

Participants in the pharmacy option complete three years at CSC, three years at UNMC and one year of clerkships.

The selections were based on college entrance examination scores, academic success and leadership exhibited in high school and personal interviews.

RHOP began in 1990 as a joint venture between CSC and the University of Nebraska Medical Center to help counter the shortage of medical professionals in rural Nebraska.

Students selected as participants in the program take pre-professional training at CSC, with guaranteed pre-admittance to one of the UNMC sites if the program’s standards are met. Graduates of the RHOP program are encouraged and expected to return to the rural areas of Nebraska to practice.

RHOP serves students seeking education in various areas of medical professions.

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