Speech Language Pathology Fellowship 2024-25

Hartford Healthcare offers an intensive 12-month Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) clinical fellowship program at Hartford Hospital, one of the largest teaching hospitals and tertiary care centers in New England. It is an 867 bed Level 1 Trauma Center and a comprehensive stroke center.


Speech Language Pathology Fellowship


Clinical fellows will receive close mentorship during the 12-month program and participate in rotations across acute care specialties (e.g., medicine, neurology, intensive care) with a final elective rotation focusing on advanced dysphagia practice or post-acute care rehabilitation services.

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Goals and Objectives of Training

Fellows will complete specialized training and competencies including MBSImP certification, FEES interpretation, and assessment and intervention of a medically complex patient population including head and neck cancer, tracheostomized/ventilator-dependence and disorders of consciousness.

Fellows will also be expected to engage in departmental initiatives and have the opportunity to participate in surgical observations and interdisciplinary educational activities.

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Prerequisite Training and Selection Criteria

Candidates should possess a Master’s Degree in Speech-Language Pathology from an accredited college/university, be eligible for licensure in the state of Connecticut and meet the requirements for a Supervised Professional Experience (SPE) plan through the Department of Public Health and a Clinical Fellowship plan from the American Speech-Language Hearing Association. Previous clinical experience in an acute care setting and availability to start in June is strongly preferred. Positions are salaried and benefits eligible.

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Current Fellow

Grace Mooradian

Grace Mooradian, M.A., CF-SLP

Hometown: Falmouth, ME

Why I chose Hartford HealthCare: I was attracted to Hartford Hospital’s clinical fellowship program, as it offered a structured training to ensure the development of necessary skills and knowledge, as well as an abundance of dedicated mentorship. The program design of both clinical experiences and didactic learning opportunities aligned best with my learning style. Additionally, I appreciated the department’s focus on quality improvement and projects that improved patient care. Furthermore, Hartford HealthCare’s mission and values, as well as Hartford Hospital’s status as a teaching hospital and level one trauma center, allowed for opportunities and patient populations I was hoping to experience within my fellowship year.

Favorite part of living in Connecticut: Having grown up in New England, I enjoy being close to family and friends, as well as ski mountains and the ocean.

What I’m up to now: I am currently in my ICU rotation focusing on evaluation and management of complex patients, including tracheostomy patients. Through the funding provided by the fellowship program, I completed MBSImP certification and am exploring additional courses to pursue with fellowship funding.

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Fellowship Alumni

Perry Bowers

Perry Bowers, M.A., CF-SLP (2022-23)

Hometown: Guilford, CT

Why I chose Hartford HealthCare: I grew up hearing about Hartford HealthCare from my grandfather who spent many years working at the hospital. During the clinical fellowship interview process, I was impressed and touched by the inpatient SLP team’s expertise, comradery and dedication to the patients they serve. I wanted to learn from them and work alongside them.

Favorite part of living in Connecticut: Having grown up in Connecticut, I am grateful to be living close to family and friends. I also love experiencing four seasons, and being close to the ocean.

What I’m up to now: I recently started a new job in Honolulu Hawaii at Kapi’olani Medical Center For Women and Children. While I miss the team at HH and CT very much, I am looking forward to learning more about our field through this exciting opportunity.

Rachel Ku

Rachel Ku, M.S., CCC-SLP (2020-21)

Hometown: La Cañada Flintridge, CA

Why I chose Hartford Healthcare: Hartford Healthcare is a well-respected organization and Hartford Hospital is a large teaching hospital that attracts professionals globally. I wanted to be part of an organization that would challenge me past my boundaries and support me, especially during my CFY.
Favorite part of living in Connecticut: I enjoyed the overall suburban feels of the state, Fall foliage, and close proximity to Boston and NYC. And Arethusa, the best ice cream.
What I’m up to now: I am an acute care SLP in Los Angeles, CA, specializing in head and neck cancer and voice therapy

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  • Complete an online application: Online application

  • Please send the following documents to HHCRNSpeechPathology@hhchealth.org
    • Resume with inclusion of expected graduation date.
    • One-page letter of interest describing your background, professional interests, career goals, and why you would like to be part of our team
    • Graduate program transcript (can be unofficial)
    • One letter of recommendation from a clinical supervisor/mentor
  • Pay the $25 application fee:Electronic payment

All application requirements must be RECEIVED by 11:59 PM Eastern time on March 8, 2024. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.

Please expect written confirmation of application receipt via email within two weeks of submission. Our team will begin the review process upon the close of the application period on March 8, 2024.  If you are selected for the first round of interviews, anticipate correspondence by March 22, 2024.

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Please email HHCRNSpeechpathology@hhchealth.org with any questions regarding the application process.

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