The Ohio State Wexner Medical Center and James Care Voice and Swallowing Disorders Clinic is providing an opportunity for a voice and swallow speech language pathology clinical fellow within a multi-disciplinary team. Our team is comprised of five fellowship trained laryngologists and five speech language pathologists with many areas of specialty.

The speech pathology team is skilled in instrumentation of videolaryngostroboscopy, FEES and assisting with procedures like KTP laser, biopsy, medialization and airway injections. Some also provide head and neck cancer care, MBS and transgender voice care. Therapies are provided for dysphagia, airway disorders and professional and singing voice. Within this program, we’ll offer a candidate the ability to train with this diverse team and develop medical skills in the outpatient setting.

Goals and objectives:

  • Complete evaluations – VLS, FEES, MBS.
  • Assist with procedures – KTP, injections, biopsy.
  • Complete acoustic measurements and interpretations.
  • Develop individualized treatment plans.
  • Complete voice and swallowing therapies.
  • Complete paperwork within Medicare and ASHA guidelines.
  • Complete billing in a timely manner.
  • Participate in department meetings.
  • Present educational lecture and teaching requirements.
  • Participate in department research.


The fellow will be expected to participate in department research, either in a project already started or in a project that they would like to begin. Research time will be included in the schedule and will likely include time at the Helen Swank Voice Lab at the Ohio State University School of Music for the Singing Health program. The fellow is then expected to present the project at a national level meeting or assist with writing a submission for publication.


The fellow will assist with teaching within the department for any undergraduate, graduate speech and hearing students completing a clinician rotation or observation hours and any singing health music students completing rotation hours. The fellow may also assist with other singing health curriculum as deemed appropriate by their supervisor.

Length of Fellowship:

  • August 1, 2024 through August 31, 2025 (negotiable start date)
  • Expected 1 year commitment
  • Full-time, 40 hour speech pathology position

Application Information:

Candidates must complete their master's degree in speech and hearing prior to beginning this position. All applicants must qualify for application for temporary Ohio licensure prior to the start date. Previous voice and medical placement experience with some scoping background is desired. A singing background is also desirable, but not required.

Submissions should include:

  • The application form completed in a single PDF document
  • Cover sheet with name, email address, mailing address, phone number
  • Cover letter of interest
  • Curriculum vitae or resume
  • Graduate school transcript
  • Two letters of reference from voice related coursework
  • Deadline is 2/1/2024. Applications after the deadline will not be considered.


Michelle SoummersMichelle Soummers, MA, CCC-SLP

Additional Information:

  • This position is not H1B visa approved
  • This is not an acute care or acute rehab position