Fellowships and Research

Rhodes provides current students with opportunities to participate in fellowships and research with multiple community partners as well as on-campus with outstanding members of the Rhodes faculty.

Students have participated in research and internships at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Baptist Memorial Health Care, Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital, Regional One, The Church Health Center, and many others.

Student standing in front of St. Jude in white lab coat

Students who have at least one year of laboratory experience can apply to the St. Jude Summer Plus and Summer Plus International Fellowship. The chosen students will have the rare opportunity to work side-by-side with leading scientists on independent research projects at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis or at its partner instiution in Chile for two summers and the intervening academic year.

The LeBonheur Summer Plus Fellowship is a 12-week, paid intensive laboratory experience that pairs Rhodes students with treatment teams at LeBonheur Children's Research Hospital in Memphis to interact directly with patients as well as to conduct research and quality improvement projects for two summers and the intervening acacemic year.

This will be an experience to demonstrate the workflow of a hospital system with all of its components. This is not just observing clinicians and medical practice. You will learn about electronic records and many aspects of the BMHCC. This will include some clinical observation with your rotating through several departments, shadowing of various practitioners such as technicians, nurses, and doctors. Fellows will observe the flow of patients throughout the continuum of care and how technology, multiple departments, administration, and health practitioners all coordinate to provide health care.