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Application deadline this Thursday, Dec. 1 for pharmacy seats in UNMC, Peru State RHOP


(Peru, Neb.) Students interested in pursuing a career in pharmacy through the University of Nebraska Medical Center's (UNMC) Rural Health Opportunities Program (RHOP) at Peru State must submit their application materials by this Thursday, Dec. 1.

RHOP, which began in 1989, is designed to address the special needs of rural Nebraska by encouraging rural residents to pursue health care careers. It is currently available at Chadron State, Peru State and Wayne State Colleges.

Peru State President Dan Hanson said, “The Rural Health Opportunities Program is an important commitment to rural health care by UNMC. We are honored to be a part of this prestigious program. I encourage southeast Nebraska students interested in pursuing a career in pharmacy to get their applications in for one of the three RHOP seats available at Peru State.”

Students selected for the program must be from a rural background, interested in pursuing a career in pharmacy and committed to practicing in rural Nebraska. If selected, students will receive a full tuition waiver while enrolled at Peru State College and acceptance into the UNMC College of Pharmacy. Students also must maintain a minimum 3.5 grade point average.

“This program is strongly supported by the health care professionals in southeast Nebraska,” said Charles Krobot, Ph.D., associate dean for student affairs in the UNMC College of Pharmacy. “We look at this as a win-win for UNMC and the students.”

Applications for the 2012 school year are available on the Peru State website at  The deadline for applications is Thursday, Dec. 1. Students will be notified in the spring if they are accepted into the program.

Hanson said, “The quality and strength of our science program and our faculty, as well as the support of area health care providers, were instrumental in securing seats in the pharmacy program. We look forward to building an even stronger relationship with UNMC and bringing more RHOP seats in this and other health care fields to southeast Nebraska.”

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