Erin Young shares about her Summer 2021 externship experience:
“I was at St. Vincent’s North Hospital in NLR, which is a neuro-based hospital. During offsite I would wake up at 5:45 and drive to the hospital to start at 7:00 sharp. My caseload was primarily stroke patients—generally the older population. We mostly did cognitive and swallowing evaluations, and cognitive, language, and swallowing treatment. In one day we would see around 6-10 patients depending on the caseload and if we had additional help from the PRN SLP’s on staff (my preceptor is the only full time SLP at the hospital). Anatomy & Physiology, Neuro, and Dysphagia all prepared me the most for my placement—I think I would have been lost if it wasn’t for these courses. The brain’s neuroplasticity is amazing, and it amazes me that people can overcome such unfortunate circumstances!”
Thank you for sharing, Erin!