PERU, Neb. (AP) - The University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha and Peru State College have expanded their partnership in the medical school’s Rural Health Opportunities Program.
The expansion includes clinical laboratory science, physical therapy, physician assistant and radiography educational programs.
Under the agreement beginning this fall, qualifying Peru State College students may apply for admission to the Rural Health Opportunities Program.
The program began in 1990 to encourage residents to pursue careers in health care and practice in smaller Nebraska communities.
Peru State students accepted into the program will receive a full tuition waiver for their undergraduate years. Each provisionally admitted student will be appointed a faculty mentor from Peru State and a faculty mentor from the respective UNMC allied health program of study.