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University of Wisconsin – Adult Dysphagia (Deadline: 2/28/18)

Location: Madison, WI – University of Wisconsin – Madison Voice and Swallow Clinics

Application Deadline: March 1, 2018

Start Date:  August 2018

Type: Adult dysphagia inpatient

 

The University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW) Voice and Swallow Clinics, Division of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery is pleased to announce openings for our 2018 – 2019 Clinical Fellowship Program.  We offer fellowships in three specialty areas: adult voice, adult swallow, and pediatric voice.  Each specialty has its own unique focus, with the goal of the overall clinical fellowship experience being that of a multi-disciplinary approach to medical care for inpatients and outpatients at a state-of-the art institution.

The UW Clinical Fellowship Program is an intensive 12-month program where clinical education is viewed as a dynamic process.  Clinical fellows participate actively in learning to apply didactic information to clinical practice with patients who have a wide range of disorders.

We are seeking clinical fellows who demonstrate strengths in the following:

  1. Ability to analyze and synthesize information from a broad-based fund of knowledge in medical communication and voice science and disorders
  2. Ability to engage in evidence-based problem solving
  3. Motivation to achieve an advanced level of clinical competence in prevention, screening, evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of patients with voice and swallowing disorders
  4. The ability to communicate effectively and professionally in a multidisciplinary medical setting
  5. Self-evaluation resulting in actively identifying steps to develop new skills and acquire knowledge
  6. Ethical, responsible, and professional conduct

In addition to clinical expectations, fellows will be expected to participate in the following:

  1. Conduction and completion of your own clinical research project
  2. Weekly multi-disciplinary case conference, with regular clinical case presentations
  3. Outreach activities

We are currently accepting applications for multiple positions –in our swallow inpatient specialty area, adult voice specialty and a combination in adult and pediatric voice specialty.  Please indicate your area of interest in your submission. Include the following in your application:

  1. A cover page with your name and date of application submission;
  2. A one-page statement (12-point font, double spaced) describing your interest in the position, previous experience in medical speech pathology, goals for your career, any research experience, and the qualities that make you a good candidate for the fellowship; and
  3. Three letters of recommendation with at least one from a clinical supervisor/mentor in the application packet. These can be sent with your completed application or directly from the writer.

 

Please send all the above information via email with the subject “CFY application” to Nichole Rauch at Rauch@surgery.wisc.edu by 11:59 p.m. on February 28, 2018.  We will not accept applications after this date and incomplete applications will not be considered.

 

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