Scholar Opportunities

Working at Church Health is about service to our community.


Church Health Scholars

Through work, curriculum, independent projects, and Memphis engagement, Church Health Scholars seek to build future leaders in a service-learning experience within a faith-based healthcare organization.

About the Church Health Scholars Program

The Church Health Scholars program is a gap-year, service learning fellowship for recent four-year college graduates interested in serving underserved populations and exploring the intersection of faith and health. During a year of meaningful work, Scholars are exposed to what it means to work in an equitable healthcare setting to serve the underserved populations of Memphis. Church Health aims to provide a firm foundation for Scholars to build professional and personal values, work ethic and perspective that forwards our mission to care for one another in our Memphis community.

Since its inception as the volunteer-based Clinic Assistant Program in the mid-1990’s, the Church Health Scholars program has helped participants launch careers as medical providers, community leaders and healthcare professionals.

Program Goals

Available Scholar Positions

Scholars are assigned tasks specific to the various areas of Church Health including, but not limited to, Referrals, Clinical Assistants, Dental, and The Well.

Successful applicants should be actively preparing for medical school or further study in an associated field. People interested in these positions are typically interested in pursuing a future degree in various healthcare fields, such as medical school, public health, physician assistant, health administration, nursing, physical therapy and more.

Nutrition Hub Assistant

The Scholar works under the guidance of the Manager of Nutrition and Wellness Education. This rotation requires the Scholar to speak Spanish fluently, strong interpersonal

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Behavioral Health Assistant

To support the daily activities of the behavioral health work area including support for patients, members, behavioral health team members and volunteer/ contract providers. Strong computer and interpersonal skills

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Dental Assistant

Dental Assistants are assigned tasks specific to the various areas of Church Health Dental Clinic. Successful applicants should be actively preparing for dental school or further study

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Clinic Assistant

The Clinic Assistant will report directly to the nurse manager. Duties may include assisting with walk-in clinic, clerkship in the pharmacy, answering incoming calls, patient

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The Well Assistants

The Well Assistants will provide direct services to children and their families. They will help provide high quality programming by researching relevant topics for discussion,

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Optometry Assistant

The Optometry Assistant Scholar will support the daily activities of the optometry clinic by assisting in scheduling, answering inboxes, and calling and returning patient phone calls. The position will also provide support

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Physical Rehabilitation  Assistant

The Physical Rehabilitation Scholar will assist patients with therapist-approved exercises in the gym or treatment area. Apply ice packs, hot packs, electronic muscle stimulation, and ultrasound as advised

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Referral Clinic Assistant

Referral Clinic Assistants are responsible for managing on-site specialty care clinics and scheduling diagnostic tests for Church Health patients. During clinic sessions, Referral Scholars work

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