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Clinical Fellowship in Acute Care


UR Medicine and SMH logoUR Medicine – 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.  Our Acute Rehabilitation Unit is CARF accredited.  Strong Memorial Hospital is a teaching hospital in which interdisciplinary collaboration and patient centered care is valued. Our medical setting offers motivated and committed 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 2023.  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 2023 - June 2024
  • 8AM – 4:30PM; Monday through Friday, with some weekend and holiday coverage


Position Summary:

The Speech-Language Pathology Clinical Fellow (CF) will be mentored under the supervision of a Speech Language Pathologist (SLP) who holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC).  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.  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, 2023 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 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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