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Rural Experiences for Health Professions Students Summer Experience Program

This funding record is inactive. Please see the program website or contact the program sponsor to determine if this program is currently accepting applications or will open again in the future.

Southeast SD Rural Area Health Education Center
Dec 15, 2023

Cheri Buffington


Rural Experiences for Health Professions Students (REHPS) Program places students pursuing a career in a health field at one of five colleges and university in South Dakota in a hands-on, 3 or 4-week experience with preceptors established in rural areas of South Dakota. Students are paired together, promoting interprofessional studies, and are required to complete a community project during their experience.

The goal of the REHPS Summer Experience Program is to increase the number of medical professionals who practice in rural areas throughout South Dakota.


South Dakota students in the following areas are eligible to apply.

  • Clinical psychology
  • Master of social work
  • Physician
  • Physician assistant
  • Medical laboratory science
  • Nurse practitioner
  • Pharmacy
  • Nursing
  • Occupational therapy
  • Physical therapy
Geographic coverage
South Dakota
Amount of funding

Students are provided with housing, some meals, and a stipend.

Application process

A link to the online application form is available on the Southeast SD Rural AHEC website.

Tagged as
Behavioral health · Behavioral health workforce · Health occupations · Health workforce education and training · Health workforce pipeline · Interprofessional training of the health workforce · Nurse practitioners and other advanced practice registered nurses · Nurses · Occupational therapy · Pharmacy and prescription drugs · Pharmacy workforce · Physical therapy · Physician assistants · Physicians · Primary care · South Dakota

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