Northwest Medical Center Speech-Language Pathology Internships
Northwest Medical Center is a 300-bed hospital, accredited by The Joint Commission. The hospital offers comprehensive inpatient and outpatient health services, including emergency care; robotic-assisted surgery; an Accredited Chest Pain Center; a Primary Stroke Center; a weight loss program designated as a Bariatric Center of Excellence; and a Total Joint Program, Spine Program and Stroke Center – all distinguished by The Joint Commission with Gold Seals of Approval. We have two intensive care units, neurological unit, medical-oncology unit and several other nursing units.
Northwest Medical Center provides a continuum of care to patients through a dedicated team of nurses, staff, volunteers and more than 500 physicians representing more than 35 specialties.
Northwest Medical Center Department of Speech Therapy offers an inpatient, acute care hospital setting for speech therapy students to gain experience with adult evaluation and treatment. The primary emphasis of this program is dysphagia management, including evaluation, diet modification, compensatory strategies, modified barium swallow studies, and fiberoptic endoscopic evaluation of swallowing. We provide direct supervision in this setting, which offers increased opportunities for feedback, clinical growth, and patient care. Additional learning opportunities include experience in an Outpatient Speech Therapy clinic and one clinical project or in-service.
Hours and Availability
Northwest Medical Center’s Department of Speech Therapy offers 3-5 day per week internships to 1-2 students per year.
Please contact Ahnie Dysinger, Inpatient Therapy Manager, at 520-469-8851 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
It is best to start the application process 3-6 months in advance. Please expect a brief phone interview. Dysphagia and Anatomy coursework are required. A Neurogenic Communication Disorders class is recommended, but can be taken at the same time as your internship.