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, Church Health, and many others.

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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 institution in Chile for two summers and the intervening academic year.

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The Le Bonheur Summer Plus Fellowship is a 12-month, paid intensive laboratory experience that pairs Rhodes students with treatment teams at Le Bonheur 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 academic year.

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The Baptist Summer Fellowship is designed to demonstrate the workflow of a large hospital system with all of its components. During the four-week program, Fellows will complete clinical observations with technicians, nurses, and physicians in various departments and observe the flow of patients throughout the continuum of care, paying special care to how technology, multiple departments, administration, and health practitioners all coordinate to provide healthcare.

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Each semester, HPA students complete internships at various sites in Memphis. Internships are coordinated by Career Services and HPA and students can earn F11 credit if they choose. Internships are clinical in nature, with students interacting with patients and observing healthcare professionals. Past and current internship sites include St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Methodist University Hospital, Baptist Trinity Hospice, Campbell Clinic, among many others.