UF Health Jacksonville is proud to offer two annual fellowships in speech-language pathology, one in acute care and one in our transitional care unit (TCU) which serves as an inpatient rehab center. The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) requires a clinical fellowship following the completion of academic coursework and clinical practicum. UF Health Jacksonville offers a wide range of health care services and mentorship from specialized and board certified clinicians ideal for a clinical fellow (CF) to develop skills in caring for a diverse population of patients. Settings for skill development include acute care, short-term rehabilitation and specialty clinics.
The CF program includes experience diagnosing and managing various disorders across the lifespan including specialized services such as Videofluoroscopic Swallow Studies, Flexible Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing, SPEAK OUT!®, head and neck cancer care and TEP placements, trauma and TBI care as well as tracheostomy, Passy-Muir Valve and ventilator care. The program mirrors the medical resident model of post-graduate education and provides the CF experience working with a multidisciplinary team with doctors, residents, nurses, occupational therapists, physical therapists, respiratory therapists and dietitians.
The fellowship program will operate under the Speech Language Pathology team with points of contact including:
Ashlee Walker, M.S., CCC-SLP
Speech-Language Pathologist, Team Lead