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Before speech language pathologists can begin practicing as independent providers, they must complete a clinical fellowship year (CFY). The CFY is very much like a paid internship, in that it is meant to prepare the student for his professional career through working closely with a mentor. However, it requires more hours than a typical internship and is far more detailed.
In order for CFY speech pathology jobs to meet ASHA requirements, the student must complete at least 36 weeks of full-time clinical work. Generally, this is based on a 35 hour work week, but students may choose to work part-time, as long as they work at least 5 hours a week and complete the CFY within 48 months.
Students completing speech language pathology CFY jobs must work directly with patients for 80% of the fellowship. This can include treating patients, screening, diagnosing, evaluating, or counseling. Writing reports about patients also counts as direct patient interaction.
When searching for CFY speech pathology jobs, be sure it meets all ASHA requirements. If a fellowship falls short of one of the requirements, no CCC will be awarded. The CFY is an extremely important step, not only for students to receive the CCC, but also in learning how to function successfully in a clinical setting. To find speech language pathology CFY jobs, search our job boards on ADVANCE Healthcare Jobs today!