Rural Health Scholars

Welcome to the Utah Rural Health Scholars Program

"Health Care Across All Disciplines." The Utah Rural Scholars (RHS) Program prepares students for admission to graduate and allied healthcare programs. Through a series of academic and non-academic experiences, students increase their likelihood of being accepted into medical, dental, physical therapist, occupational therapist, physician assistant, nursing, podiatry, optometry, veterinary, healthcare administration and allied health schools.

Join Us!

Dixie State University Rural Health Scholars Application To join our program, simply add BIOL 3000R to your DSU course schedule. Add section 50 if you are new to the program or section 51 if you are returning to the program.

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What do our students think?

"I just wanted to thank you for the heads up that potentially saved me years. Thanks for all you do." –Shay, Dixie State University"Rural Health Scholars has opened up doors that I never could have opened on my own. It has introduced me to people who I wouldn't have met without the RHS experience, and through meeting those individuals, has created additional opportunities that I never would have been possible without RHS. It has given me the opportunity to help others the way I have been helped. I am extremely grateful for my experience with the Rural Health Scholars." - Matt Blanchard, Dixie State University and Rocky Vista University Early Acceptance Program student