10608 Alpine Court
Oxford, OH 45208
March 26, 2009
University of Ohio Medical Center
Division of Speech Pathology in the Department of Otolaryngology
Sarah Smith, MA, CCC-SLP
240 West Cherry St, Room C-104
Troy, OH 60622
Dear Mrs. Sarah Smith,
I am applying for the full-time, CFY position in speech-language pathology at the University of Ohio Medical Center. I learned of this opportunity through the www.speechpathology.com website. This spring I will complete my graduate studies in the Speech Pathology and Audiology program at Miami University in Oxford, OH, and I hope to relocate to the Troy area to be near family and to begin my career. During my undergraduate and graduate studies, I had the opportunity to assist clients with a variety of communication disorders and ranging in age from 6 years to adult.
One of the main reasons I am interested in the position at the University of Ohio Medical Center stems from a very successful clinical experience I had last summer at the University of Illinois Medical Center in Chicago. During that practicum, I spent a significant amount of time with adults who had speech, language, voice, and/or swallowing disorders. In addition, I spent last fall at the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center in the Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics where I provided services to infants, children, and adolescents, ranging in age from birth to age 21, who were experiencing developmental or behavioral problems. Through these experiences, I developed a passion for medical speech pathology and a desire to grow professionally in a medical setting.
The enclosed resume describes my experiences in the field and other related activities, all of which demonstrate my willingness to work hard and assume leadership responsibilities. I have a strong academic background in anatomy, neuroscience, neurogenic cognitive/language disorders, voice, and dysphagia.
I am confident I have the knowledge, enthusiasm, and interpersonal qualities that will be a positive contribution to the University of Ohio Medical Center. I would appreciate the opportunity to interview for this position and would be happy to complete an application if necessary.
If you need additional information, please feel free to contact me. Thank you for your consideration.
Dear Dr. Smith
In response to your recent ad for a Speech Therapist for the Madison School District I am submitting my resume for your review and consideration. I have over a decade of experience since earning my master’s degree in speech pathology. I began my career in the Wooster School District where I worked with elementary and secondary school students.
In my current position I work as a Speech Therapist at an Audiologist Practice helping patients with impaired hearing by recording their initial patient evaluations making a diagnosis noting changes in their condition and developing a treatment plan. I’ve also worked in a hospital setting working with stroke victims and those with brain damage. In each position I’ve held I’ve felt a strong empathy for my patients but there’s something compelling about a young child trying to be accepted even without speech problems. Add a speech pathology to the mix and life can be challenging to say the least. I find working with children to be fulfilling and would love the opportunity to work in that setting again. With a sincere desire to ease the struggle of communication and acceptance for young people and my proven professionalism I feel that I would add to your team’s reputation in the district.
I look forward to your call to discuss this opportunity. Thank you for your time and consideration.