Greeting from the Department of Speech-Language Pathology at New York Medical College!
We are glad you took the time to look at the program and we are happy to share with you what we believe are our strengths.
Housed in the School of Health Sciences and Practice, the Department of Speech-Language Pathology offers a medically oriented program in Speech-Language Pathology, designed to prepare graduates to pursue a career in a health care setting. Graduates may choose to pursue employment in other clinical settings; our curriculum prepares students to work in all professional settings.
What Sets Us Apart from Other Programs?
Academic Program: Located in an academic health center environment, the program draws on unique academic and clinical resources of the university to teach the skills required of speech-language pathologists as they fill an expanding role health care settings such as hospitals, rehabilitation centers, and skilled nursing facilities. The academic program has a well-designed sequence of courses to provide students with the foundational information needed to excel in subsequent clinical course. Unique to our program are the following activities:
Clinical Program: The first two semesters of clinical work occur in the department’s on-site clinic, Boston Children’s Health Physicians Division of Speech-Language Pathology. You can find more information about our on-campus clinic at (link to BCHP Division of SLP site). The program offers three external rotation opportunities that occur during the final three semesters of the program and include:
External Practicum: Healthcare Setting (e.g., acute care hospital, acute, subacute, or long-term rehabilitation facility, pediatric inpatient facility, outpatient medical setting, etc.)
External Practicum: Modules for Medical Competencies This experience is designed for students to achieve a variety of medically-based SLP competencies through a series of modular rotations in health care settings. These include experiences in adult and pediatric dysphagia, trachs/vents/critical care, AAC in medical settings, audiology and inpatient behavioral health.
External Practicum: School-based Setting (e.g., preschool, elementary, secondary schools)
We believe that effective and ethical clinical practice in based on critical analysis of scientific and clinical evidence. Our goal is to provide the clinical reasoning skills to meet the needs of individuals whose communication or swallowing deficit is part of a more complex congenital, developmental, medical disorder or traumatic injury.
Enjoy exploring what we have to offer!