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  1. UT Health San Antonio

    Our faculty is amazing! Dr. Lu is our program director, Dr. Norman is starting up research, and Ms. Kennedy is our clinical coordinator. All three of them currently teach us classes and I know that they intend on hiring additional lecturers to cover more classes for the upcoming semesters. They are all very invested in our success and their ultimate goal is to make us excellent clinicians that are prepared for the world after graduate school. I do believe our cohort is diverse in all areas besides origin, we are all from Texas, and most of us got our undergraduate educations at Texas public schools. I really think that just because it takes time to get the word out about a new program and most of use were already familiar with the University of Texas System. Our ages range from 22 to mid-thirties, some of us leveled somewhere else, some of us have undergrad degrees in SLP. Some of us have experience as SLPAs, some of us don't. It is a medically based program so most of us have medically based leanings, as does the current faculty. We do not have our own clinic so we won't start practicum until Fall 2018, we will start doing observations this summer. This semester we have only been taking classes. I think that this is mostly because Ms. Kennedy was still setting up relationships the neighboring hospitals, clinics and school districts at the beginning of the semester. Since we have not started practicum I think that the work load has been comfortable, but we have been warned not to get too comfortable because we will continue to be faced with more challenges as the program continues:). Please continue to ask questions! I wish I had someone to answer my questions when I got accepted in November lol.
  2. UT Health San Antonio

    UT Health SLP News Here is an article about us and starting the program
  3. UT Health San Antonio

    Hello! I am a current SLP masters student at UT Health(they accepted a cohort in January). I am apart of their first cohort from January. UT Health Science Center San Antonio is not the same school as UTSA, they should not be confused! The program was accredited by ASHA last August. Feel free to ask me any questions🙂
  4. Any Interview Advice?

    Hi @Peachyspeachy, These were the questions I was asked at UT Health!
  5. 2018 Speech Pathology Graduate Applicants

    Congrats on your UT Health acceptance! I am a current student and it is a great program!
  6. Current Grad Student Answers

    So many programs want different things! You should figure out what your schools you are truly interested in and build your resume accordingly. Unfortunately it is impossible to please everybody. Really doing my research on what my programs wanted gave me peace of mind and accurate goals to set. If you look at a programs website closely enough they will tell you what is the most important to them. Ask around, ask questions!
  7. Money was my first deciding factor. After I narrowed it down to the two instate public schools I decided to go with the school that I knew was the most invested in my success and was a medically based program over the more rural school.
  8. Application questions/concerns

    Last semester I was in a similar situation. My 1st and 3rd choices rejected me pretty early on which was sad, but also nice because I did not have to wait around for a decision. One day late last semester my 5th choice called me on the phone telling me that they needed to give them a decision that day. I freaked out, but then I had a moment of clarity and I told them that I was not interested. After I hung up I was really scared, but also relieved. In that moment I decided that I would rather reapply to my top 4 next semester because they were better programs and they were more economical. 20 minutes after I told my 5th choice no, I got an email acceptance from my 2nd choice and I was so happy. I am not telling you if you should or should not wait, however I believe that if you continue to make educated decisions and follow your instincts you will end up in the program that is best for you. I am 6 weeks into my 2nd choice program and I believe that I fit in better here than I would have fit in at my 1st choice.
  9. Any Interview Advice?

    In my interview I was asked: How will you handle the obligations of grad school? What are your clinical/research interest areas? How did you decided that you wanted to be a speech language pathologist? Tell us about yourself. Do you have any questions for us? The interview was on Skype and it lasted about 20 minutes. I was interviewed by the program head, the clinical coordinator and a professor.
  10. I did not choose the cheapest program that I got accepted to but I did choose the program where I thought I was getting the most for my money. I do however live in a state with lots of great programs with in state tuition to choose from.
  11. The University of Texas at Dallas

    I have applied to UTD in Spring 2018 and the missing Final Transcript is an error. Good luck!