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Clinical Fellowship in Acute Care


UR Medicine and SMH logoUR Medicine/ University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) – Strong Memorial Hospital is a leading academic healthcare institution located in Rochester, NY between Lake Ontario and the Finger Lakes region.  Strong Memorial Hospital is a Level 1 Trauma Center and Comprehensive Stroke Center accommodating approximately 800 acute care beds and growing. Strong Memorial Hospital is a teaching hospital in which interdisciplinary collaboration and patient centered care is valued. Our medical setting offers beginning clinicians an excellent opportunity for professional growth and clinical variety.

The acute care team is seeking a full time, twelve-month clinical fellow to begin July 2024.  Our clinical fellowship is structured to provide experience at all levels of acute care in a wide variety of specialty areas including but not limited to neurology, cardiology, transplant, trauma, oncology, surgical, and hospital medicine.  Our goal is to provide new clinicians with a strong foundation to become a well-rounded Medical Speech-Language Pathologist.  The clinical fellow will become proficient in the completion of Modified Barium Swallow Studies and participate in FEES. 

Job Description:

Full time, 40 hours Speech Pathology

July 2024 - June 2025

8AM – 4:30PM; July-December is Monday through Friday, then January-June will be Sunday-Thursday.  Some holiday coverage is expected.

Position Summary:

The clinical fellow will be mentored and supervised by a certified speech-language pathologist.  This position is responsible for providing diagnostic and therapeutic services to patients across the continuum of scope including swallowing, speech, language, cognition, voice and alternative means of communication.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:

Completion of M.A. or M.S. degree in an accredited speech-language pathology program at the time of the start date.  All applicants must qualify for application of the required New York State temporary licensure and should be obtained prior to their start date. Previous clinical experience providing direct patient care in a medical setting and prior use of electronic medical records (EMR) is preferred.

Application Deadline: February 28, 2024 12:00AM (Midnight) EST.

All applications should include the following 3 documents in PDF format. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

  1. One-page cover letter indicating your interest in the acute care fellowship.
  2. Resume or curriculum vitae, not to exceed two pages.
  3. A list of three references and their contact information. These references should be able to speak to your academic and/or clinical performance.  Please do not send letters of recommendation.

Applicants can send their complete application by e-mail to with the subject line CF Application, or via our Indeed posting.

Andrea (Annie) Perkins, M.A., CCC-SLP

Senior Speech-Language Pathologist

Inpatient Clinical Coordinator


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