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Rapid City Medical Center’s Physician Owners are proud to once again offer the Future Healthcare Heroes Scholarship to 2024 high school seniors in the Black Hills region.

Two $1000 awards will be given to a graduating senior or seniors, with proof of transcript, who attends a higher education program in Fall 2024. The student must be accepted and enrolled in the program to receive their winnings. Students will apply by submitting a 1500-2500 word essay that answers the question: “What goal(s) do I have and how will they propel positive change, unity and innovation in future local healthcare?”

Students interested in pursuing healthcare careers in the fields of Nursing (LPN, RN, CNP), Pre-Med (MD, PA-C, DO), Lab Tech, Med Aide, or Research are invited to apply. Students must currently be enrolled in a Black Hills area high school program (including public, private, or home education) and meet the graduation requirements in South Dakota.

“We are honored to offer the Future Healthcare Heroes Scholarship to outstanding, compassionate, and future-focused students in the Black Hills,” said CEO, Jennifer Trucano. “Our vision is to be your “first choice physicians providing superior healthcare and personalized service.” Consider all of these items in your submission. Good luck!”

A panel of retired RCMC physician partners will select qualified winner(s), and all entries will be made anonymous before consideration.  Students may submit applications between now and April 30th at this link: APPLY HERE

Rapid City Medical Center, LLP is the largest physician owned, private group practice in the Great Plains region. Proud to be independent and run as a small business, rather than part of any hospital system, RCMC proudly supports future physician and healthcare leaders who want to continue the legacy of providing excellent medical services to our families, neighbors and communities in this region.

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General Surgeons now offering vasectomies

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Dr. Kimberly Hushagen named Best Pediatrician

We are grateful for the many community members who have supported Kimberly Hushagen. MD as she joined her Pediatric practice to Rapid City Medical Center. Dr. Hushagen is well loved by her patients (and their parents) and does a great job creating a safe and welcoming space for kids to feel comfortable when they visit. YOU voted Dr. Hushagen BEST PEDIATRICIAN in the Black Hills – and we agree!

Dr. Schleiffarth voted BEST ENT in the Black Hills!

Local voters voted Dr. Schleiffarth BEST ENT in the Black Hills! In addition to your votes of confidence in his expertise, Rapid City Medical Center is delighted to congratulate Dr. Schleiffarth on his hard work and dedication in obtaining his fellowship in allergy. Under the American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy (AAOA), Dr. Schleiffarth has been granted his fellowship after passing his written and oral exams. He greatly enjoys helping his patients navigate a plan to tackle their allergies! Dr. Schleiffarth’s expertise in his multifaceted field of ENT and commitment to earning his fellowship in allergy will continue to serve patients in our community with outstanding care!

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