WAYNE – Lindy Sandoz was previously listed among students selected for the RHOP (Rural Health Opportunities Program) at Wayne State College and was recently moved up from alternate to full status.
According to a release from Wayne State College, RHOP is a cooperative effort between Wayne State and the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) and encourages students from rural areas of Nebraska to return to rural settings after graduation to pursue their career. Individuals selected obtain guaranteed admission to UNMC Colleges upon successful completion of studies at WSC and receive a full-tuition waiver at WSC.
Areas of study under the program include clinical laboratory sciences; medicine; nursing; pharmacy; physical therapy; physician assistant; dental hygiene; radiography and dentistry.
A shortage of rural health practitioners in Nebraska prompted higher education institutions to implement the RHOP program in 1989. Selection of candidates is based on an applicant’s residency in a rural Nebraska community, academic potential and commitment to practice in rural Nebraska.
Sandoz is the daughter of Cory and Gina Sandoz. She is a biology/life science major and participates in pre-physical therapy/occupational therapy club, First United Methodist Church College Ministry as well as intramural sports. She also participates in the honors program.