Program description

At Mayo Clinic's campus in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Arizona, Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences offers an inpatient clinical experience internship to fulfill the requirements for the Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology (CCC-SLP). You provide diagnosis and treatment for a wide variety of speech, language, cognitive and swallowing disorders on the acute and rehabilitation units.

Clinical experiences are held at Mayo Clinic Hospital and in the Department of Neurology at Mayo Clinic's campus in Scottsdale, Arizona.


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Mayo Clinic has two campuses in Arizona. On the Mayo Clinic campus in Phoenix is the state-of-the-art Mayo Clinic Hospital, the first hospital entirely designed and built by Mayo Clinic. It has been recognized several times by Phoenix magazine as the "Best Hospital in Phoenix."

The Mayo Clinic campus in Scottsdale is centered around a beautiful, five-story outpatient clinic. This modern facility contains extensive exam rooms, an outpatient surgery center equipped for general anesthesia, a full-service laboratory, pharmacy, patient education library, endoscopy suite, and a 188-seat auditorium for patient, staff and student education programs. Services in numerous medical and surgical disciplines are provided, including outstanding programs in cancer treatment and organ transplantation.

The Scottsdale campus offers excellent education facilities, including classrooms, lecture halls, an extensive library and computer lab. The Samuel C. Johnson Research Building, a 75,000-square-foot building, houses scientists, trainees and students focused on molecular genetics, molecular immunology, molecular and cell biology, molecular chemistry, and surgical research.

Graduation and certification

When you successfully complete your internship, you will have satisfied your program requirements and the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association's Standard III of the standards and implementation procedures for the CCC-SLP as it relates to supervised clinical observation and clinical practicum.


Your learning schedule includes eight-hour days, five days a week.

Class size

Each year, Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences admits one or two students to its Speech Pathology Internship at Mayo Clinic's campus in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Arizona. This ensures you receive close one-on-one instruction and a comprehensive educational experience.

March 01, 2016