An Interview with a Rural SLP {SLP Spotlight}

Episode 12 May 26, 2020 00:21:46
An Interview with a Rural SLP {SLP Spotlight}
The Missing Link for SLPs
An Interview with a Rural SLP {SLP Spotlight}

May 26 2020 | 00:21:46


Show Notes

In this episode, I'm with Amanda Bostrom, a rural medical Speech-Pathologist, who is going to share her experience in one of those coveted positions that she got straight out of her graduate program.

---> Download this episode's “study guide” ( or the full audio transcript ( <---

Introduction of Guest Speaker

Amanda Bostrom is a speech-language pathologist at Riverwood Healthcare Center in Aitkin, MN. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire with a BS degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders and from St. Cloud State University with a master’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders. She currently works in a rural hospital, providing care to patients across the lifespan in the acute care and outpatient settings as well as in the school setting. 

Discussion & Reflection Questions

  1. Why did you become a speech-language pathologist?
  2. Did you always want to become a medical SLP? 
  3. Tell us about your typical day as a medical SLP (hours worked, patients seen)
  4. Tell us about your top challenges as a medical SLP.
  5. Tell us about your greatest rewards as a medical SLP. - Share a story if possible.
  6. What words of advice do you have for the graduate student who is deciding between a school or a medical setting?
  7. What words of wisdom do you have for the newer SLP in the medical field?
  8. Any last comments or insights?


Upcoming Topics

Keep the Conversation Going

Thank you for listening to The Missing Link for SLPs podcast! If you enjoyed the show, I'd love you to subscribe, rate it and leave a short review. Also, please share an episode with a friend. Together we can raise awareness and help more SLPs find and connect those missing links to help them feel confident in their patient care every step of the way.

Follow me on Instagram, join the Fresh SLP community on Facebook or learn more at  Let's make those connections. You got this!

 Do you have a question you'd like answered on the show? 
Send a picture of a Post It note or message to [email protected]

Not a substitute for a formal SLP education or medical advice for patients/caregivers. 

Other Episodes

Episode 89

March 23, 2022 00:34:05
Episode Cover

From there to here – three experienced SLPs talk about their practices and skills learned since grad school

In this episode, you’ll hear three SLPs reflect on their experiences and learnings since grad school. Have they stayed on the career paths and...


Episode 65

July 14, 2021 00:38:02
Episode Cover

A Day in the Life of a Medical SLP: Conversation with an Acute Care SLP

Meet Emily Hosokawa, a medical SLP working in the acute care setting. Emily shares the joys and challenges of working in this environment, along...


Episode 93

April 20, 2022 00:31:39
Episode Cover

Dedicated and Determined: Rose Griffin on Finding and Following Her Passion

A school-based placement in her final year of grad school led this week’s guest, Rose Griffin, to a long and successful career dedicated to...