Health Professions Advising (HPA)


Health Professions Advising at Rhodes College serves as a clearinghouse for all things pre-health. We serve all pre-health students, beginning with admission to Rhodes and extending beyond graduation, by creating an environment of support and opportunity through advising, programming, and campus and community partnerships. HPA works diligently to achieve the following objectives:

  • Promote student exploration of healthcare careers and assist students in understanding how to achieve educational and career goals related to health professions.
  • Provide students with opportunities to engage in clinical work, service, and research.
  • Encourage self-reflection on academic and extracurricular experiences and assist students in identifying and discussing how those experiences have prepared them for a career of service in healthcare.

Our Pre-Health students benefit from studying closely with mentors and peers in small classes and through off-campus opportunities at world class institutions such as Baptist Memorial Health Care, Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, and many others.

Pre-health students may choose any major to complement prerequisite classes in the sciences. Our liberal arts program allows for the development of well-rounded students, which sets Rhodes graduates apart as professional school applicants and in their careers.

A professor pointing at a whiteboard behind her.

The Health Professions Advising office is available to provide students with guidance and support as they prepare for a career in healthcare. We encourage you to explore our site and contact us with any questions.

A professor and her student examine a lab specimen.

Our HPA team is committed to partnering with students as they pursue admission to a professional school leading to a career in healthcare. This commitment starts with special programming in the first days that a student is on campus and continues beyond graduation.

A young man in a lab coat stands in front of St Jude Children's Research Hospital.

Rhodes College provides current students with opportunities in fellowships, internships and research with multiple community partners including St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Methodist Le Bonheur Children's Hospital, Methodist Hospital, Baptist Hospital, and others.

A student in a lab coat adjusts her equipment.

Rhodes students have an exceptional reputation for gaining admission to top programs around the country. Our students translate research in the Memphis community to go on to do groundbreaking work throughout their careers.