“Speech pathology is not a profession or a job, its life. It's hard for a person to communicate without talking. There are not enough speech pathologists in the world. I've seen a lot of people who struggle to find speech pathologist who speaks their language and since speech pathology really depends on the language you speak, it is very important to make sure there are enough speech pathologists around the world so services can be delivered to as many people as possible. Also, if there are bilingual speech pathologists, a larger group of people can be treated. I wanted to learn from a medically-oriented program and thought New York Medical College would be a great fit. I love the fact that the program is very intensive and hands on. The faculty cares about the students and the clinical experience they receive. They make sure we are not overwhelmed but at the same time teach us a different variety of skills. I love the extracurricular activities and the community service programs that New York Medical College offers. NYMC allows students to reach out to nearby community around us.”
Nadia Ashour is from Saudi Arabia where she worked for 4 years as an assistant speech pathologist at a tertiary care hospital. Nadia received a scholarship to study and specialize in the United States. Nadia hopes to deliver her services to as many people as possible so she is currently trying to learn French as well.