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Outpatient Speech-Language Pathology Fellowship

This intensive fellowship program is focused on helping you learn to apply didactic information to clinical practice with patients who have a wide range of disorders, in the outpatient medical setting. 

Duration: 13 months
Accreditation: ASHA accredited
Apply: Download application forms and instructions.
Application period: January 1, 2022 - March 1, 2022 at midnight E.S.T.
Program start: August
Prerequisites: Eligibility for a limited license in Maryland. Please note that we do not 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 opened my eyes to the importance of collaboration among disciplines (physical therapy, occupational therapy, etc.) and how to incorporate principles and strategies accordingly.

- Meaghan Isaacs, 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 speech-language pathologists
  • Didactic experience, including: surgery observations, participation in multidisciplinary rounds, monthly swallowing conference, monthly clinical reasoning meetings and monthly journal club meetings.
  • MBS-IMP certification.
  • Participation in scholarly activities including: case presentations, multidisciplinary education and research project with the opportunity for poster submission to the Johns Hopkins Clinical Research Expo as well as presentation at a conference or submission for publication when appropriate.
  • Leadership experience including mentorship of the next CFY.
  • Participation in the Johns Hopkins Research Development Program.

Fellowship Coordinator

Erin Jedlanek M.S., CCC-SLP

Outpatient SLP Clinical Specialist, Sheikh Khalifa Stroke Institute Neurological Rehabilitation Program
Director of the Outpatient SLP Clinical Fellowship Program
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Current Fellow

Lindsey Kelly, CF-SLP | Class of 2022

Undergraduate school and major: The Pennsylvania State University; B.S. in communication science and disorders
Graduate school: University of Pittsburgh; M.A. in speech-language pathology
Hometown: Mount Laurel, New Jersey
Professional interests: aphasia, dysphagia, augmentative and alternative communication
Why I chose Johns Hopkins: I chose the program at Johns Hopkins to challenge and expand my knowledge and skills while working with medically complex patients and populations. I appreciate the strong emphasis on mentorship, interprofessional collaboration, clinical diversity and research.
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Fellowship Alumni

  • Rachel Glendenning, MS, CCC-SLP | Class of 2021

    Undergraduate school and major: University of Maryland, College Park; B.S. in psychology
    Graduate school: University of North Caroline, Chapel Hill; M.S. in speech and hearing sciences
    Hometown: Annapolis, Maryland
    Professional interests: dysphagia, aphasia, traumatic brain injury
    Why I chose Johns Hopkins: I chose Johns Hopkins to gain experience with a variety of complex populations, to work in a multidisciplinary setting and to participate in the unique didactic and research opportunities the program offers.
    What I like about Baltimore: I like exploring the various parks, neighborhoods and restaurants around Baltimore.
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  • Charlotte Betteridge, M.A., CF-SLP | Class of 2020

    Undergraduate school and major: Texas A&M University, B.S. in biomedical sciences
    Graduate school: University of Texas at Austin, M.A. in communication sciences & disorders
    Professional interests: acquired cognitive-communication disorders, dysphagia
    Why I chose Johns Hopkins: I chose Johns Hopkins to gain experience serving a complex population in an outpatient medical setting and to work with expert mentors. I was also interested in the didactic and research opportunities the clinical fellowship program offered.
    What I like about Baltimore: I have enjoyed exploring all the restaurants, museums, coffee shops and community events in Baltimore.
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  • Amanda Cole, CF-SLP | Class of 2019

    Read a Q&A with Amanda about her experience in the program.
    Undergraduate school and major: University of Virginia, communication sciences and disorders; Spanish
    Graduate school: Vanderbilt University, M.S. in speech-language pathology
    Hometown: Richmond, Virginia
    Professional interests: acquired cognitive-communication disorders, motor speech disorders, aphasia
    Why I chose Johns Hopkins: I chose Johns Hopkins because of the unique opportunities that are offered as part of the clinical fellowship program and because of the friendly people I met during my interview.
    What I like about Baltimore: I love all of the amazing restaurants that I have tried so far and the different festivals and events on the weekends.
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  • Meaghan Isaacs, CCC-SLP | Class of 2018

    Read a Q&A with Meaghan about her experience in the program.
    Undergraduate school and major: James Madison University, communication sciences and disorders
    Graduate school: Loyola University Maryland, M.S. in speech-language pathology
    Hometown: Ellicott City, Maryland
    Professional interests: dysphagia and aphasia
    Why I chose Johns Hopkins: I knew that working and learning at Johns Hopkins would offer a variety of opportunities and experiences that would be hard to come by at another medical hospital.
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