One hundred fifty-two undergraduate students and their faculty advisors representing four rural health academic pipeline programs spent two days exploring health careers at the University of Nebraska Medical Center on Sept. 30 and Oct. 1.
 
Each year students enrolled in the Rural Health Opportunities Program (RHOP), the Kearney Health Opportunities Program (KHOP), and the Public Health Early Admissions Student Track (PHEAST), visit UNMC to get a glimpse into their future as a UNMC student.
 
During the visit, students have the opportunity to learn more about their future careers in the allied health professions, dentistry, dental hygiene, medicine, nursing, pharmacy or public health.  Students also get to connect with current students in their declared health profession training programs and gain information and tips on how to be prepared to thrive at UNMC.
 
"The annual visit to UNMC is an outstanding opportunity for our future students to visualize themselves in their health profession training program, and as a future health care provider," said Nikki Carritt, director of Rural Health Initiatives
 
"It is also an opportunity for faculty and staff across UNMC to demonstrate our commitment to their success in becoming Nebraska’s rural health care workforce of the future," she said.
 
While at UNMC the students met with faculty in their training program, learned from presentations on how to prepare academically to meet the rigors of a health professions education, leadership, inclusivity, and well-being and stress management.
 
The visit was coordinated in collaboration by the UNMC Rural Health Initiatives, UNMC Office of Student Services, and the Nebraska AHEC Program.
 
A complete list of students in attendance is below.
 
Chadron State College:
Taylor Buescher
Nathaniel Cooper
Jordan Wear
Madison Coulter
Lydia Connell
Spencer Knuth
Sage Konicek
Ian Papenfus
Aubrey Schultis
Kelli Schoch
Micaiah Vrbka
Alisha Huynh
Brawly Taylor
Mikhail Thanawalla
Joshua Kruse
Jace Russman
Tyrianne Baney
Logan Moravec
Emily Hand
Brooke Becker
Brooke Benson
Brooke Chramosta
Kesha DeGroff
Katelyn Keffeler
 
Peru State College:
Macy Reynoldson
Tiffany Wells
Holly Hansen
Chanel Ehlers
Abby Friesel
Nicole McMann
Camaryn Gydesen
Brooke Bruland
Daniela Lagunas
Maximus Hohn
Rebecca Wilson
 
University of Nebraska at Kearney:
Devon Kincade
Adam Bustinza
Riley Krolikowski
Edwar Khayat
Benjamin Arens
Marissa Baker
Lauren Benck
Mason Casper
Allison Daro
Trevor Edwards
Sophia Harder
Colton Hearn
Caden Pelan
Trenten Theis
Weston Walz
Andrew Zaruba
Kyle Anderson
Alexander Duncan
Bodhi Jelinek
Corbin Johnson
Kylie Johnson
Kennedy Kluthe
Seth Ostdiek
Llicel Rodriquez
Samantha Schindler
Rishav Srivastava
Alyssa Wells
Adelyne Hergenrader
Lauren Parr
Adelyn Sides
Preston Smith
Merrick Songster
Megan Wheeland
Chase Clausen
Tristan Colford
Ryann Lewis
Zachary Pettit
Marie Rokusek
Samuel Schendt
Tara Buettner
Samantha Horne
Noah Jensen
Alex Larsen
Morgan Schenck
Jesica Spanel
Bailey Reigle
Cassidy Johnson
Jocelyn Pohl
Emma Riedel
Isaac Robertson
Karsen Haussermann
Carter Thorson
Kyler Watts
Kimberly Hallisey
Jenna Karn
Sydney Kerr
Alexis Sack
Ava Weiner
 
Wayne State College:
Kelsey Faust
Claire McCoy
Tyressa McManigal
Luke Jacobs
Janae Arens
Carter Kocian
Tyler Lutt
Bailey Peckham
Devon Dohrman
Keith Salimeno
Seerat Balraj
Elizabeth Blaser
Grayson Garey
Emily Gill
Jaden Johnson
Hannah Mills
Connor Dahl
Slayde Bittner
Ciara Catlin
Makayla Brockhaus
Jordyn Childears
Branden Dara
Courtney Kamler
Katie Voichahoske
Derek Ross
Austin Synder
Tanner Cromer
Jaedyn Leisy
Joseph Merkel
Benjamin Mestl
Abby Quadhamer
Jared Glinn
Kellie Kroeger
Madalynne Stubbendick
Kaitlyn Stukenholtz
Grant White
Madison Suckstorf
Hannah Belt
Marcus Tofflemire
Hadley Chvatal
Gabriel Romero
Ashtyn Fritz
Amelia Sayer
Anthony Young
Lindy Sandoz
Robyn Isom
Aiwa Temme
James Lesiak
Olivia Thompson
Ruth Johnson
Kendra Paasch
Kae Earth
Natalie Gasseling
Brant Ridder
Sarah Smyth
Kayla Fitzgerald
Holly Kuhr
Delaney Carlstrom
Caden Ranslem