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    United states
  • Application Season
    2017 Fall
  • Program
    Speech path

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  1. Paslp

    MGH vs. Vanderbilt for Medical SLP

    It all really depends on where you are interested in looking. I've heard that it's best to just ask various hospitals/clinics if they are willing to hire cfy slps when the time comes. I met a cfy slp at an outpatient rehab center and she told me she got the position after meeting an administrator at a presentation and she went to a program more focused on school therapy. Some cfy positions you have to apply for like grad school, but those are super competitive and require things like recommendation letters, statement of purpose, etc. Once you start a program you can speak with professors and see if they are in contact with any places that take cfys. Getting one in a medical setting is competitive so I'd say keep your eyes open! Btw, do the schools you're interested in provide stats for how many students get placed in the medical setting after graduation? If not I would definitely call and ask.
  2. Paslp

    MGH vs. Vanderbilt for Medical SLP

    Hi! I'd say it doesn't matter what school you go to. I would think the best way to work in the medical field is to secure a CF position in whatever setting you would like to continue, which I do not think is impacted by the school you attend. What do you mean by medical; outpatient or inpatient, or SNF? Snf positions are not too difficult to obtain. Outpatient is a little harder. Inpatient is more difficult to break into because its mostly slps with experience treating medically fragile patients. Usually by having worked per diem in the hospital they are able to get a full time position. Basically, the school doesn't matter. Finding a hospital willing to hire CFYs so you get the necessary experience and mentorship does. Networking I think is also a big factor if you want to work inpatient right out of school.
  3. I'd think any second language would be a plus! That said, I think it's only beneficial if you demonstrate you have proficient or better abilities in that language. When applying, I had a minor in Spanish that very few people seemed to care about. Once I added that I worked at a Spanish summer camp, I got A LOT of interest. Demonstrating your use of the language, I think, will give you WAY more of an edge.
  4. Paslp

    Working in grad school?

    HI Chloslp! My grad program has 7 classes the first semester. Right now I have 2 somewhat flexible jobs that I work 30 hours a week. That time is totally devoted to work so I don't have time to study or do assignments then. And I'm actually doing pretty well in class. I'd suggest finding something that is not super involved. There's a girl in my program that works 30 hours a week at a development rec center. So she basically has 30 hours to study and do hw. I think that would be the ideal. As mentioned, it's definitely possible!
  5. Paslp

    Opinions on Travel CFY's

    http://www.slpovercoffee.com/single-post/2017/04/16/SLP-on-the-Move
  6. Paslp

    SLP Externship Question

    Ive seen a lot of people say the saame thing! I'm not in grad school yet, but have heard about working in hospitals from professors, post grad students and grad students. At least in my area, most schools have affiliations with several facilities in each setting. So those settings regularly provide supervisors for students on their externship. So if you are looking at hospitals within drving distance of a university, they probably have a contract with that hospital for externships. My school said students can select a facility they want anywhere, but that doesn't mean said facility will have room to accommodate or want to accommodate that student. If your goal is to work in a hospital, you could always work at an outpatient center through a medical network. Or work per diem at a hospital so they know you. Ive been told that hospitals in general are not usually hiring brand new grads because they usually want experience. From grad schools near me, some new grads get outpatient rehab jobs in a network. One got a job in a hospital, but it was a hospital in the middle of nowhere. SNF experience ive also heard is valuable when applying for hospital jobs.
  7. Paslp

    Practice GRE Exams

    Like already mentioned, I'd definitely suggest the Princeton review book. Registering the book online gives you two real tests. They score the entire thing, including the essays with feedback! Their tests, imo, were exactly like the actual gre.
  8. Paslp

    Graduate Admissions GPA

    Will the schools you apply to use CSDCAS? If so they also calculate your GPA overall and last 60 credits. CSDCAS uses all grades from all institutions you have attended. For that reason it is really important to do well in any other classes.
  9. Paslp

    Montclair

    To anyone still waiting, I left an earlier comment stating that the program rep said everyone would know by the end of march. I found out last week that wasn't entirely true. Their program rep said things are different this year so between now and April 15 is when everyone should have heard. I decided to cancel my application to that school after getting the run around from them. But if you are still waiting on Montclair their is still hope!
  10. Paslp

    A bit off topic.

    I have never thought about that. I like people so I never wanted a job in a cubicle. As to how I picked speech path: I had no other options but to attend a university 10 minutes from my house. My parents are both blue collar workers and basically said pick a major from the ones listed on the school website. I picked speech path because it didn't require a science lab. I ended up liking it and sticking with it.
  11. Paslp

    Ga position

    Thank you for the advice it makes a lot of sense. And I love your profile pic!
  12. Paslp

    Ga position

    I keep hearing from many people that grad school is A LOT of work. At one school I've been offered a part time (10 hour) GA position in the department and another part time in a separate but related dept. My question is should I accept just one because of the work load in grad school? Or could I maintain my sanity while working both for a total of 20 hours a week?
  13. I would say program accreditation and cost should be most important. While interests are important, every program comes equipped with many of the same courses that would allow for a person to get a very general knowledge of the field. Whatever your interests are, I think most programs have at least 1 class pertaining to it. I don't know if most slp jobs require specialization. I think it's usually just if you passed the praxis and have work experience. Other things that I think are important to think about are the type of faculty. Do they have separate clinical and teaching faculty? If so, would that make it harder to apply clinical information from class with clients? Are the teachers just "academics" or do they have clinical experience? There are other things I never thought to take into consideration until others mentioned them: -Some schools don't provide therapy materials for there students. One highly ranked and very expensive school actually forces all students to make or bring their own materials. -talking to other grad students, i was told another Highly ranked program in a city offers absolutely no help in obtaining externships. -another girl I spoke with said her program materials and tests room were very disorganized. That's definitely a problem if you are rushing to plan a therapy session. To make the best decision I would suggest visiting and touring facilities. That way you can also find grad students to talk to.
  14. Paslp

    Schedule of a graduate student?

    I received a schedule from one of my programs. I have Friday off entirely. Every class is only once a week for about an 1 hour and 50 minutes. Monday Wednesday and Thursday I have 2 classes. Tuesday I have 1. They are all after 12.
  15. Paslp

    What Schools Are You Waiting On!?

    Yesterday was the deadline for the first round of accepted students to respond. Because I'm so impatient I called the department today. Was told they would be meeting this morning and that all wait lists and acceptances would be out by the end of next week at the latest. Still don't understand why they did rounds this year.
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