Become an MUSC Speech-Language Pathology Clinical Educator

Program Overview

The Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) program at MUSC’s College of Health Professions welcomed its first cohort of graduate students in fall 2021. The new program prepares students across the entire scope of practice, emphasizing medical speech-language pathology. Students have access to a wide range of clinical experiences beginning with an adult medical inpatient placement at the university hospital in their first semester. The entire cohort is in lockstep progression with their clinical placements for the first four semesters, ensuring that their clinical experiences correlate as much as possible to what they are learning in the classroom.

Clinical Education

Our program incorporates best practices in clinician training common in other medical and allied health fields that are not commonly part of speech-language pathology training programs. Students pair clinical rotations each semester with their didactic coursework to help them focus on developing specific skills and knowledge. In the first year, students complete coursework in all major disorders they are responsible for understanding. The remainder of the program focuses on specialized areas, research, and further development of clinical skills. Students select a final clinical placement in semester five and their externship in semester six to accommodate their clinical interests and future career goals.

Get Involved

You can help prepare future speech-language pathologists and make a difference in our profession. The Division of Speech-Language Pathology at MUSC is always looking for new opportunities to provide clinical education for our students. We are currently seeking clinical educators for all settings to include adult and pediatric medical placements in acute care, inpatient rehabilitation, hospital outpatient centers, skilled nursing facilities, as well as private practices and schools.

Benefits of being an SLP clinical educator include:

  • Access to the MUSC library

  • Free clinical supervision CEUs through CAPCSD

  • Opportunity for adult medical CEUs through our biweekly rounds

  • Consultation with faculty on complex patient problems or involvement with research projects in the division

If you are interested in becoming an SLP clinical educator, please contact Lori-Ann Ferraro, MA, CCC-SLP at | 843-792-6946