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Voice & Upper Airway Clinical Fellowship

UR 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 accommodating approximately 800 acute inpatient beds. UR Medicine is the Region’s only Comprehensive Stroke Center and also holds an Acute Rehabilitation Unit that is both CARF and Magnet accredited.  The Voice Center is part of the University of Rochester’s Department of Otolaryngology which consists of otolaryngology physicians, with specialties in pediatrics, otology / neurotology, rhinology, allergy, sleep medicine, head and neck cancer, laryngology, and facial plastics. The Voice Center consists of three fellowship trained laryngologists, and six speech-language pathologists who specialize in the treatment of voice, professional voice, breathing and swallowing disorders. 

The Voice Center is seeking a qualified graduate of an accredited Speech-Language Pathology program to complete a 12-month, full-time, paid clinical fellowship.  This fellowship will be focused on the evaluation and treatment of individuals with voice, breathing, upper airway and swallowing disorders.  


Job Description:

September 1, 2022 through August 30th, 2023

A firm 1 year commitment is expected

Full Time 40 hours Speech Pathology


Position Summary:

The clinical fellow will be mentored by a certified speech-language pathologist and work as part of a team in the interdisciplinary laryngology clinic. He or she will be responsible for completing evaluations and developing individualized treatment plans, participating in voice team meetings, presenting an educational lecture to the speech-language pathology department, attending monthly departmental and educational meetings and completing daily documentation and billing through the electronic medical record system.

The clinical fellowship year at the Voice Center will provide the opportunity to gain experience and training in the areas of acoustic and aerodynamic voice assessment, stroboscopy, fiberoptic endoscopic evaluation of swallowing studies, modified barium swallow studies, in-clinic swallowing evaluations, and therapy for voice, swallowing and breathing disorders. Given the large population of individuals with Parkinson Disease seen in our clinic, the clinical fellow will be encouraged to become SPEAK OUT trained, in order to serve this population and assist with facilitation of LOUD Crowd.  In addition, opportunities will be provided for observation of laryngeal imaging, assessment and specialized procedures including bronchoscopy, laryngeal EMG and Botox injections with the laryngologists. Candidates may also have the option to observe surgery with the laryngologists and be given the opportunity to present to local colleges and universities.

Minimum Education & Experience Requirements:

Interested candidates should have a strong interest and background in the evaluation and treatment of voice, swallowing and breathing disorders as demonstrated through their graduate coursework and/ or clinical internships. The candidate must have completed their master’s level coursework at an accredited University program in speech-language pathology prior to beginning the position. The candidate must have a strong academic background, be highly motivated, demonstrate initiative and be independent and ready to work in a busy, fast-paced clinical environment.  Experience working with SPEAK OUT / LOUD Crowd, transgender or singing voice clients is a plus.

Application Deadline: 2/1/2022, 12 AM (midnight) EST


Applicants should send the following information to the Department of Speech-Language Pathology via email, formatted as specified. Applications not received in this format, will not be considered.

  • Applications should be received in 1 PDF document
  • The first item in the application should be a cover sheet with the applicant’s name, email address, complete mailing address, and phone number.
  • The second item in the application should be a 1-page cover letter indicating interest in the Clinical Fellowship in Voice, Swallowing and Upper Airway
  • The third item in the application should be a curriculum vitae or resume
  • The last item in the application should be the two letters of reference from clinical supervisors


Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.


Sheryl Maier, Speech-Language Pathologist

Department of Speech-Language Pathology

2365 South Clinton, Suite 200

Rochester, New York 14618

Fax: 585-271-7228


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