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Speech-Language Pathology Clinical Fellowship Program

The Tampa General Hospital Speech-Language Pathology Clinical Fellowship position is a 13-month entry Speech-Language Pathology position intended to provide mentorship and advanced practice experience with a complex patient population in the acute care setting at a Level I Trauma Center and teaching hospital. The Clinical Fellow will interact professionally with specialty services, including physicians, nutrition, nursing, case management and other rehabilitation therapies. The Clinical Fellow will gain experience and provide evidence-based services in all areas of Medical Speech-Language Pathology, including evaluation/treatment of individuals with dysphagia, speech and language disorders, cognitive-linguistic disorders, voice disorders, and tracheostomy. The Clinical Fellow will have mentoring by experienced clinicians, participate in didactic learning experiences, as well as complete additional learning opportunities through evidence-based projects.

Fellowship Admission Requirements

The following are prerequisites for an applicant to apply for the TGH Speech-Language Pathology Clinical Fellowship:

  • A one-page cover letter describing your interest in the position, previous experience in medical speech pathology, goals for your career, and attributes that make you the best candidate for this position.
  • Three professional references.
  • Two letters of recommendation with at least one from a colleague/mentor who can speak to your clinical skills.

Fellowship Qualifications

  • Education – Master's degree in Speech Pathology.
  • Provisional licensure by the State of Florida as a Speech-Language Pathologist.

Desirable Qualities and Experiences

  • Exposure to and passion for an acute care setting or complex adult medical conditions prior to this clinical fellowship experience.
  • Exposure to modified barium swallow studies.
  • Desire to expand upon the current evidence-based practice.
  • Research experience and/or presentation experience.

Features of Our Clinical Fellowship

  • The Clinical Fellow will gain experience and provide evidence-based services in all areas of acute care Medical Speech-Language Pathology, including evaluation/treatment of individuals with dysphagia, speech and language disorders, cognitive-linguistic disorders, voice disorders, tracheostomy and more.
  • Exposure to unique populations: inline PMV, transplant (heart, lung, kidney, liver, and multi-organ; one of the top organ transplant centers in the country), head and neck cancer, trauma (Level I Trauma Center), burn, stroke (comprehensive stroke center).
  • Extensive orientation period with direct mentorship from our robust team with many different areas of interest and expertise.
  • Designated Clinical Fellowship Mentor.
  • Didactic Learning to include bi-weekly mentorship meetings, rounds, surgery observation, designated time for literature review, conducting quarterly SLP journal club, interdisciplinary observation, scholarly project, presentations, etc.
  • MBSImP certification

The Fellows

Alumni

Tara Segalewitz, M.A., CF-SLP (2021-2022)

Undergraduate school: University of Florida
Graduate school: University of Florida
Hometown: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Professional Interests: Dysphagia, transplant, GI, trachs/vents
Hobbies: Baking, traveling, shopping, watching reality TV
Why TGH?: TGH specializes in my primary areas of interest. I also wanted to be part of a team where collaboration and being advocates for patients is a central focus. TGH has made me feel like such a valued member of the team and given me such a great group of mentors.
Favorite spot in Tampa: Armature Works/beach

 

Lacey Trevisani, M.S., CCC-SLP (2020-2021)

Undergraduate school: University of Florida
Graduate school: University of South Florida
Hometown: Tampa, Florida
Professional Interests: Head and neck cancer with focus on TEP placement, cardiac/transplant patients
Hobbies: Concerts, exercise, rollerblading, beach
Why TGH?: TGH is an amazing facility with a variety of complex patients who continue to challenge my thinking and clinical skills constantly. Tampa General is also focused on safe and compassionate health care with a focus on interdisciplinary practice. Team members here strive for excellence with reliable communication methods to make sure each patient is being treated to the best of TGH's ability. Tampa General challenges me and pushes me to think outside the box and always keep improving and growing myself and within my department. Working here has made me the clinician I am today, and I will continue learning as long as I work here.
Favorite spot in Tampa: Armature Works/beach