Our community partners are integral to supporting McMaster Speech-Language Pathology students as they apply their academic knowledge to clinical situations. Clinicians in our community interview applicants to the program, supervise students on clinical placement, facilitate our problem-based tutorials, provide guest lectures for our academic courses, and supervise evidence-based practice projects. These clinical partnerships are paramount to the success of our students as they develop into exemplary entry-level speech-language pathologists.

We expect our clinical partners to establish learning and working environments that are free from harassment and discrimination on any basis, including race, religion, and gender. We expect our partners to foster a culture that respects the human rights, integrity, and dignity of all community members. We recommend the following resources as a starting point for creating a safe environment to foster inclusive education practices:

We thank our partners for ensuring that our McMaster communities are spaces where no one feels excluded or marginalized, and everyone is able to enjoy learning together.

Problem-based learning is new for speech-language pathology. In fact, Mac SLP is the first problem-based learning program in North America! Our course structure is therefore quite different from what practicing clinicians are accustomed to.  Click here for a handout providing an overview of how our program is organized. Click here for a handout showing the content that is taught across courses and units.

For additional information, please click on the options below or contact the Department Education Coordinator for the Speech-Language Pathology program, Justine Hamilton, at

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