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Education

We realize the importance of education in the field of Speech Pathology. This is why, as a teaching hospital, we often have speech pathology students, medical students, fellows, and interns accompany us during our clinical day. In collaboration with Boston University, we have developed a curriculum as a medical placement for Speech Language Pathology Students. Our goal is to provide advanced knowledge and training for medical speech language pathology. Our team of clinicians provide weekly lectures, seminars, and hands-on learning in addition to mentorship during students’ placement at Boston Medical Center. Further, students observe patient care, when allowed by the patient, which enriches their experience.

Our team is also dedicated to teaching and mentoring other clinicians. The Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES) was developed by Dr. Susan Langmore in 1988. FEES has become a globally recognized gold standard for evaluating oropharyngeal dysphagia and for assessing swallowing function. Dr. Langmore and her team provide two types of FEES courses at Boston University Medical Center – a two day foundation (introductory) course and a one day advanced course. Learn more