My journey as a medical SLP began last summer, about 4 months into the COVID-19 pandemic. My first day in the hospital, I remember thinking "Well, my knowledge of typical hospital routine that I obtained during graduate school clinicals, practically no longer exists." Surgical and/or N-95 masks were now required at all times. There were … Continue reading COVID-19 Through the Eyes of the Black Med SLP
“These are unprecedented times.” If I had a dollar for every time I’ve heard or read that statement, in the past few weeks, I would have enough money to buy more quarantine snacks for two months. COVID-19 is the topic of the day and has been the trending topic for weeks. Everything is unpredictable and … Continue reading PSALM 91
High GRE scores, great recommendation letters, and an impeccable résumé are all the common things we are told we need for graduate school. We stress ourselves for four years of undergrad to participate in things that will distinguish our résumé from our peers. We study rigorously our last semester of undergrad to prepare for a … Continue reading Five Recommendations for SLP Graduate School
What is a speech language pathologist (SLP)? What does a speech language pathologist do? I remember all throughout undergrad, people always asked me that question when I told them my major. I remember being so annoyed and thinking I never hear anyone ask what does a physical therapist, doctor or nurse do. Why do people … Continue reading What is a Speech Language Pathologist?