Acute Care Speech-Language Pathology Fellowship

This intensive fellowship program is designed to help you learn to apply didactic information to clinical practice with patients who have a wide range of disorders, in the acute care and acute rehabilitation hospital setting.

Duration: 13 months
Accreditation: ASHA accredited
Apply: Learn how to apply.
Application period: January 1, 2024 - March 1, 2024 at 11:59 p.m. EST
Program start: August
Prerequisites: Eligibility for a limited license in Maryland. Please note that we are unable to sponsor visas for international applicants.
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Please click the pay application fee link to pay the supplementary application fee. Application will not be processed until the fee is received and application is complete. All fees must be paid by midnight E.S.T. on date of application deadline. All fees are non-refundable. If applying for more than one program, separate payments are required.

This program has provided me the opportunity to attend and present at several conferences, as well as write for the ASHA Leader. The acute care therapy leadership supports additional experiences and professional development.

Kristen Martin, Class of 2018

Fellowship Features

  • Clinical evaluation and treatment experience in the areas of motor speech, language, cognition, swallowing, speech generating devices and alternative communication.
  • One-on-one mentorship with experienced SLPs.
  • Didactic experience, including: surgery observations, participation in multidisciplinary rounds, monthly swallowing conference and monthly journal club meetings.
  • MBS-IMP certification.
  • Participation in scholarly activities including: case presentations, multidisciplinary education, and research project with the opportunity to present at a conference or submit for publication.
  • Leadership experience including mentorship of the next CFY.
  • Participation in Johns Hopkins Research Development Program.

Fellowship Director

Nicole Frost M.A., CCC-SLP, BCS-S

Acute Care Therapy Services Team Leader
Board-certified in Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders
Speech-Language Pathologist
Director of the Advanced ICU SLP Fellowship and Acute Care SLP Fellowship Programs
Email
[email protected]

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Current Fellow

Julia Pan, CF-SLP | Class of 2024

Undergraduate school: University of Pittsburgh, bachelor's of arts in communication science disorders
Graduate school: University of Pittsburgh, master's of arts in speech-language pathology
Hometown: Allentown, Pennsylvania
Professional interests: dysphagia, aphasia, cognition, trach/vent
Why I chose Johns Hopkins: I chose this program because of the incredibly supportive learning environment and the wealth of opportunities offered. From rotating in different service lines to research and other didactic experiences, I knew that I would be equipped with the skills to advocate for patients and become a competent clinician across a wide spectrum of practice areas.
What I like about Baltimore: I have really enjoyed exploring the culture and history of Baltimore. I love walking by the water or checking out new restaurants with the other residents and fellows.

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Fellowship Alumni

Mary Gentile, CF-SLP | Class of 2023

Undergraduate school: Case Western Reserve University, bachelor's of arts in communication sciences and psychology
Graduate school: University of Pittsburgh, master's of arts in speech-language pathology
Hometown: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Professional interests: instrumental assessment of dysphagia, trach/vent, aphasia, and enriched cognitive therapy
Why I chose Johns Hopkins: I chose this program because I knew it would help me develop into a highly competent clinician that practices at the top of my license in the acute care setting. My patients deserve the best care possible, and I knew that the mentorship and guidance I would receive at JH would mold me into a clinician that could provide that standard of care.
What I like about Baltimore: I like that Baltimore has the feel of a smaller city in which everyone is friendly and kind to each other. It is heartwarming to share a genuine smile with a passing stranger for no other reason than to spread joy.

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Annalise Irvine, M.S., CF-SLP | Class of 2022

Undergraduate school: University of Central Florida, bachelor's of science in communication sciences and disorders
Graduate school: Towson University, master's of science in speech-language pathology
Hometown: Orlando, Florida
Professional interests: dysphagia, trach/vent, cognition
Why I chose Johns Hopkins: I knew I wanted to be part of an organization that supported and challenged me daily, both personally and professionally.
What I like about Baltimore: Baltimore is a city with fantastic food and culture; there's always something going on! I have enjoyed getting out and exploring the city with other residents and fellows.

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Annamarie King, CF-SLP | Class of 2021

Undergraduate school: Indiana University, bachelor's of arts in speech and hearing sciences; Spanish
Graduate school: Purdue University, master's of science in speech-language pathology
Hometown: Fishers, Indiana
Professional interests: dysphagia, trachs and vents
Why I chose Johns Hopkins: I knew that Johns Hopkins would not only host outstanding clinical, research and didactic opportunities, but also foster a supportive learning environment. Additionally, I was eager to continue participating in research during my clinical fellowship.
What I like about Baltimore: I appreciate the diversity of the city! I have also enjoyed trying some of the restaurants downtown and spending time outside with other clinical fellows and residents.

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Noor Zaghlula, CF-SLP | Class of 2020

Undergraduate school: The George Washington University, bachelor's of science in cell and molecular biology
Graduate school: MGH Institute of Health Professions, master's of science communication sciences and disorders
Hometown: Vienna, Austria
Professional interests: dysphagia, trachs and vents
Why I chose Johns Hopkins: Johns Hopkins is an incredible institution set out to support your personal and professional development any way they can.
What I like about Baltimore: I love the rich culture and diversity in the city.

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Shelby Creelman, CF-SLP | Class of 2019

Undergraduate school: University of Maryland College Park, bachelor's of arts in hearing and speech sciences
Graduate school: Towson University, master's of science in speech-language pathology
Hometown: Indian Head, Maryland
Professional interests: dysphagia and trach/vent
Why I chose Johns Hopkins: It’s an incredible place to learn where I know I will be challenged every day.
What I like about Baltimore: I love being able to walk almost anywhere I want to go (especially all the amazing restaurants)!

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Kristen Martin, CCC-SLP | Class of 2018

Read a Q&A with Kristen about her experience in the program.
Undergraduate school: The University of Maine, Orono; bachelor's of arts in communication sciences and disorders with a minor in disability studies
Graduate school: The University of North Carolina at Greensboro; master's of arts in speech-language pathology
Hometown: Morrill, Maine
Professional interests: translational research, enhancing communication options for patients, acute care rehabilitation
Why I chose Johns Hopkins: In addition to all the learning opportunities, the staff at Johns Hopkins was so welcoming, kind and supportive, I knew it would be a community that would foster personal and professional growth.
What I like about Baltimore: I enjoy having friends and numerous restaurants within walking distance from where I live. There is a lot to do and explore in the city and within an hour or two. Baltimore is a great location for going to other cities on the East Coast as well. There is an airport and a train station, or you could just drive to go away for a day or for a weekend.

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