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The St. Jude Fellowship Experience


A clinical fellowship at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital means joining an exceptional community devoted to advancing science and giving our patients the best possible care.

We are committed to ensuring your fellowship is a fulfilling experience that prepares you for the next step in your career. 

In these videos, current and former St. Jude fellows speak about their unique fellowship experience.

How to Apply

Fellowship Programs


Why St. Jude?

St. Jude is one of the world’s premier treatment and research centers for pediatric cancer and other life-threatening diseases. A fellowship at St. Jude offers an unparalleled opportunity to work closely with a unique patient population while learning from mentors and investigators at the top of their fields.

Our strong, multidisciplinary and translational research culture integrates clinical care, research and education at every level, under a unique funding model that provides generous resources to support innovation and leading-edge treatment advances.

Why St. Jude?


The Fellowship Experience

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Program Structure

Clinical fellow and patient

Our ACGME-accredited and other specialty clinical fellowships range from one to three years in length, with an option for a fourth year in selected cases. All include clinical, research and educational components. These programs can be tailored to the specific interests of the individual fellow.

Clinical rotations offer the opportunity to gain specialized expertise through exposure to unique conditions and care settings. Your research activities may be clinical or lab-based, depending on your interests and goals. Regular conferences, seminars and journal clubs provide an ongoing educational component. 

Several of our fellowships are offered in conjunction with the University of Tennessee College of Medicine. We also offer a prestigious Physician Scientist Training Program for qualified applicants. See your area of interest for program details and how to apply: 

Clinical Fellowship Programs

A Great Place to Work

hallway in the hospital

St. Jude has been regularly recognized by The Scientist as one of the top 10 “Best Places to Work in Academia” and named by FORTUNE magazine as one of the “100 Best Companies to Work For.”

Our clinical fellows receive a competitive compensation and benefits package, including medical, dental and vision insurance, group life insurance, malpractice coverage, a retirement plan, paid vacation days and many other benefits for you and your family. 

Fellows enjoy being part of a close-knit, multidisciplinary community and working in our comfortable and sophisticated research and clinical care facilities. You’ll have easy access to an excellent cafeteria, outdoor dining areas, Biomedical Library and top-notch fitness center on our secure, beautifully landscaped campus. 

Shared Resources & Core Facilities

Professional Development

Micheal Johnson working in lab

We are committed to preparing you for the next steps in your career. Each fellow receives a generous professional development allowance to support participation in conferences and other career development activities. In addition, regular seminars and symposia offer many opportunities for professional growth right here at St. Jude

Professional Development Opportunities

Living in Memphis


Current and former fellows on life in Memphis

Our vibrant city offers numerous cultural, historical and recreational attractions. Situated on a bluff overlooking the Mississippi River, Memphis is the metropolitan hub of the five-state area known as the Mid-South. Residents enjoy a relatively low cost of living, the purest water supply in the country, more trees per square mile than any other city, a temperate climate, four distinct seasons and a friendly culture.

About Memphis

Relocation and Housing

downtown Memphis at night

Memphis and surrounding communities offer a wide variety of options for affordable, convenient and safe housing, from riverfront apartments and updated downtown lofts to beautiful single-family homes. Clinical fellows are eligible for a $2,500 relocation bonus. To make your move easier, temporary, furnished housing is available to incoming fellows at a reasonable rate for up to 90 days while you search for your perfect home. 

Relocation Assistance

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