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Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences offers a one-year Speech Language Pathology Clinical Fellowship at Mayo Clinic in Arizona.

Program highlights

Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences is excited to offer a 12-month, full-time, paid Speech-Language Pathology Clinical Fellowship in the Department of Otolaryngology at Mayo Clinic in Arizona. This position will be dedicated to the evaluation and treatment of adult patient populations with voice, upper airway, and swallowing disorders, as well as for patients in the head and neck cancer population.

Mayo Clinic's Department of Otolaryngology is a dynamic outpatient, multidisciplinary center comprised of multiple specialties including fellowship-trained laryngologists, an experienced team of speech-language pathologists with dedicated careers in the specialized areas of voice and swallowing disorders, ENT dedicated physicians assistants, and medical residents.

This is an exceptional opportunity to train in a world-renowned medical institution with deep-rooted values and culture. Mayo Clinic’s core values are to put the needs of the patient first, and to deliver medical excellence through teamwork. We enjoy a diverse and collaborative culture that prioritizes patient care, education, and cutting-edge research.

Program goals

Our program goals are consistent with the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) guidelines for the speech-language pathology clinical fellowship as outlined in the publication 2020 Standards and Implementation Procedures for the Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology.

These ASHA-specific goals are to:

  • Integrate and apply theoretical knowledge to clinical practice and patient care for patient populations in otolaryngology
  • Evaluate strengths and identify limitations
    • In patient care
    • In self-assessment of skills and knowledge
  • Refine clinical skills within the Scope of Practice in Speech-Language Pathology
  • Apply the ASHA Code of Ethics to independent professional practice
  • Demonstrate ability to perform clinical activities accurately, consistently, and independently, and seek guidance as necessary.

Goals specific to this fellowship include:

  • Independent use of rigid and flexible endoscopy to perform and interpret videostroboscopic voice examinations.
  • Independent ability to perform FEES and videofluoroscopic swallow studies.
  • Independent ability to use CSL and PAS for acoustic and aerodynamic assessment of voice and airway.
  • Development and implementation of appropriate and effective treatment plans based on accurate assessment of voice disorders, upper airway disorders, and swallowing disorders.
  • Timely and accurate completion of documentation that reflects individualized patient care.
  • Effective communication skills essential for dynamic interaction on a multidisciplinary team including laryngologists, head and neck surgeons, ENT specialized physician’s assistants, nurses and medical assistants, and other colleagues.
  • Participation on clinical research projects and presentations, and graduate student learning.
  • Implementation of evidence-based problem solving as part of a collaborative team.

Completion and certification

Successful completion of the clinical fellowship experience will be confirmed by your clinical educator per the requirements of ASHA to obtain the Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology. Additionally, upon successful completion of the fellowship, you will receive a Certificate of Completion from Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences.

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