UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON MEDICAL CENTER FELLOWSHIP IN VOICE, SWALLOWING AND UPPER AIRWAY
September 13th, 2021 – September 9th, 2022
Application Deadline: February 24th, 2021
The Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Washington Medical Center is excited to announce a 12-month, full-time, paid clinical fellowship in speech language pathology intended to develop the skills and clinical experience necessary to achieve competency in the evaluation and evidence-based treatment of adults with voice, swallowing and upper airway disorders. The clinical experience will include multidisciplinary laryngology clinic, multidisciplinary head and neck surgery clinic, and independent outpatient and inpatient sessions under the clinical and academic mentorship of Otolaryngology faculty and staff. The clinical fellow will work as a member of a multidisciplinary team consisting of 9 speech language pathologists, 4 laryngologists, 3 head and neck surgeons, and laryngology and head and neck fellows.
Upon completion of the fellowship, the clinical fellow will demonstrate proficiency evaluating and treating a variety of complex patient populations including functional dysphonia, neurologic voice disorders, paradoxical vocal fold motion disorder, cough/laryngeal hypersensitivity, benign vocal fold lesions, head and neck cancer rehabilitation, and alaryngeal voice restoration. Additional training opportunities include acoustic voice assessment, rigid and flexible laryngeal videostroboscopy, clinical swallowing evaluations, videofluoroscopic swallow studies (VFSS), and flexible endoscopic evaluation of swallowing (FEES). In addition to clinical experience, this position offers dedicated academic time to complete a research project within the Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery. It is anticipated that the clinical fellow will submit at least one abstract to a national meeting for oral or poster presentation by the end of their fellowship year. The clinical fellow will also be expected to participate in our interprofessional monthly clinical case conference for faculty, fellows and residents, and participate in resident didactics as appropriate.
The successful candidate will have graduated from an accredited Master’s program in speech language pathology. The candidate must have strong clinical experience in the evaluation and treatment of voice, swallowing, and upper airway disorders through their graduate program experience. The candidate must demonstrate a strong academic background and transcript, as well as solid recommendations of their clinical skill in the areas of voice and swallowing. The candidate should demonstrate strong interpersonal skills and self-motivation. The candidate should be eligible for State of Washington interim licensure in speech language pathology.
Interested applicants should provide the following materials in a single PDF to the email address below by February 24th, 2021:
1) Cover letter including background and areas of interest
2) Curriculum vitae
3) 2-3 letters of recommendation
4) Unofficial transcript from their accredited institution with documentation of graduation date or expected date of graduation
Lisa Zughni, MS, CCC-SLP
Speech Language Pathology Supervisor
Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
University of Washington Medical Center
If you have applied but have not received an email confirmation, please resubmit your application.
To learn more, please visit: https://otolaryngology.uw.edu/education/programs/fellowship-speech-language-pathology