CHP teams with Corewell Health to provide interdisciplinary training for students

January 9, 2024 (Volume 47, Number 10)

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Speech-language pathology students and faculty members stand with Corewell Health staff following a training session in December.

College of Health Professions faculty members teamed with Corewell Health staff to provide a two-day interdisciplinary training session for students in speech-language pathology.

Denise Ludwig, professor of communication sciences and disorders, said this marks the third year of the partnership with Corewell Health. The session, “Preparing for Work in the Medical Setting,” was held December 13-14 and included lectures, case studies and lab work.

Ludwig said staff from Corewell's Occupational Therapy, Health Care Management, Nursing, Physical, Medicine and Rehabilitation, Speech-Language Pathology, Oncology, Respiratory Therapy, Neurology, Pediatrics, Dietetics, and Rehabilitation Services departments participated.

"Our focus is to support the development of boundary-crossing competencies in the development of the 21st century workplace skills that are identified as essential in health care professions: clinical, interprofessional and critical thinking,” Ludwig said.

Karen Duffy, a Corewell Health speech-language pathologist, said: “Corewell Health values the medical training course allowing us to collaborate with GVSU and educate future SLPs, upcoming interns and potential employees at Corewell Health. We are honored to have the opportunity to partner with Grand Valley in hopes of igniting a passion for our profession in the medical setting.”

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This article was last edited on January 4, 2024 at 9:16 a.m.

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