Clinical Experiences

Students participate in a variety of clinical experiences designed to prepare them for the diverse practices of the profession. Clinical practicum hours begin during a student’s junior year and continue through the senior year. During students’ graduating term, senior students have the opportunity to select and design a professional internship that aligns with their individual goals for future practice as a respiratory therapist.

Why Baptist College

  • Instructor to student ratio during clinical practicums is 6:1
  • Approximately 1200 clinical hours are required
  • Physician collaboration 


Clinical Experiences

  • Adult general care
  • Adult critical care
  • Pediatric general care
  • Pediatric critical care
  • Perinatal critical care
  • Diagnostics, pulmonary function testing
  • Sleep disorders evaluation
  • Home care
  • Management


Clinical Partnerships

  • Baptist Memorial Health Care
  • Baptist Memphis
  • Baptist Desoto
  • Baptist Women’s and Children
  • BaptistCollierville
  • Baptist Restorative Care
  • Baptist Home Medical Equipment
  • Memphis Lung Physicians Surgery/Intubation Clinical Site
  • LeBonheur Children’s Hospital
  • St Jude Children’s Hospital
  • Regional One Health (formerly The MED)
  • Baptist Medical Group/Memphis Lung Physicians (DeSoto and East)