As part of our educational mission, Duke Speech Pathology offers a year-long clinical fellowship (CF) position to speech-language pathologists who are pursuing certification by obtaining their Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology (CCC-SLP) through the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). Duke provides each CF with a mentor who will collaboratively work with them to follow the ASHA standards of certification and provide rigorous supervision, skill development, and documentation of requirements.

The Duke Speech Pathology program offers the ability for new graduates to apply their academic training in acute care, outpatient, and clinic settings in pediatric or adult programs that serve medically complex patients with a variety of speech, language, and swallowing disorders. 

Our speech pathologists work closely with multidisciplinary teams of health care professionals, use state-of-the-art equipment and technology, and participate in a variety of specialty clinics including ALS Clinic, Autism Clinic, Cleft and Craniofacial Board, Down Syndrome Clinic, and Special Infant Care Clinic. 


CF speech language pathologists have the opportunity to attend multiple continuing education opportunities throughout the year.

Duke Speech Pathology offers monthly hour-long lunch and learn educational sessions on current topics it the field.  Local experts present on interesting topics related to speech language pathology and audiology. 

The Use it on Monday recurring lecture series is held for three hours on Saturday mornings at Duke. Participants can earn 3.0 JA CEUs per session. Six to eight lectures are held per year. Duke Speech Pathology and Audiology staff and invited speakers present topics to Duke Staff and members of the community. The information is functional and practical, with opportunities for hands-on practice, discussion, and small group interaction. Duke staff and students can attend for either no cost or a reduced cost.

CF speech language pathologists are also able to apply for funding for external continuing educational experiences external to Duke.