Time to
Revolutionalize
Medical Education
for Speech-Language Pathologists

With MedSLPEd, we did just that.

Time to
Revolutionalize
Medical Education
for Speech-Language Pathologists

With MedSLPEd, we did just that.

 

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Medical speech-language pathology is undeniably rewarding.

However, it’s also a career path that changes rapidly with new research, evolving scope of practice, and a vast repertoire of medical knowledge that isn’t always possible to learn in college.

And med SLPs can be left feeling overwhelmed and burnt out.

I remember the first time I was asked to take vitals, record oxygen saturation levels, and note lab values for a patient…

In that moment, I had no clue why an SLP would need to know all of that.

And I know I’m not alone.

Which is why I’m beyond excited to introduce something new[a] for med SLPs who are seeking deep-dive education directly related to their clinical work.

MedSLPEd is an approved ASHA CEU provider offering live and recorded online courses that fill the gap between grad school, research, and clinical practice. Each course is 8-10 hours long, goes far beyond the textbook rhetoric, and incorporates[b] case-based learning.

Instead of watching 1-2 hour webinars that just discuss the research or only provide the SLP’s perspective, MedSLP Ed allows you to invest in full-day courses that blend together the research, real case studies, patient perspectives, and interprofessional considerations. It’s critical to know WHY we do the things we do.


It’s critical to know WHY we do the things we do.

Here’s a small sample of what we have in the works…

  • Julie Huffman, MA, CCC-SLP on Esophageal Dysphagia
  • Jeff Kleim Ph.D. on Neuroplasticity
  • Kendrea Garand Ph.D, CCC-SLP on Cranial Nerves
  • Heather Starmer, MA, CCC-SLP, BCS-S on Head and Neck Cancer
  • Kaila Stipancic, PhD, CCC-SLP on Motor Speech
  • Jennifer Tetanowski, PhD, MA, CCC-SLP on Conversation Based Assessment and Treatment

…. And many more in the works!!

Check out our active courses below:

MedSLP Ed is not a replacement of what grad school offers or what professors provide.

 

It’s added support that builds upon grad school.

While university programs are limited to 4-6 years, our careers last as long as we are able and willing to show up. That could be decades!

Years go by and research changes, new techniques come out, and even our very own scope of practice evolves.

No matter which career we choose, our college experience can only provide so much preparation across an entire scope of practice in a limited amount of time.

For the medical SLP community, MedSLP Ed is an add-on to that grad school runway into your successful career.

It’s not uncommon for clinical fellows begin their SLP careers in a skilled nursing facility with no support and are expected to evaluate and treat dysphagia, aphasia, cognitive impairments, and progressive diseases with absolutely no prior training in these areas.

Some SLPs land a hospital job to cover weekends alone while not understanding the mechanics of a laryngectomy vs tracheostomy, different supplemental oxygen delivery systems, or lab values.

Others have been working in this field for decades with no real, true solid foundational knowledge of the medical field in which we work.

You are a medical SLP because you found a passion for problem-solving.
You’re driven to help others rediscover the power of communication.

And you savor the success when the patient you worked so hard with to access instrumental swallow studies and the best dysphagia therapy finally gets to enjoy their favorite home-cooked meal again when no one else thought it was possible.

 

We want to provide a deep-dive library of highly-relevant education that you can apply at work immediately to fuel your passion and boost your success (and your patients’ success!) 

MedSLP Ed is designed to improve your medically-based clinical skills and earn respect.

Our program is led by mentors who:

Are also directly working with patients

Keep up with the research and apply it to their practice

Have earned the respect of other medical professionals

Lead from behind

Because it fosters growth far beyond the literature.

Because it’s based on real experience and researched methods.

Because it goes beyond the SLP-only bubble and incorporates patient and interprofessional considerations (like what to do when a patient chooses not to follow your recommendations, or how to collaborate with respiratory therapists)

Just like our current continuing education model,
MedSLP Ed covers a broad scope.

 

And on top of that, MedSLP Ed takes a holistic and realistic approach to your professional and medical growth.

Finally, become the med SLP you know you’re capable of becoming.

Grab the attention and earn the respect of your interprofessional colleagues.

Transform your patient outcomes.