Graduate Clinicians


USF Speech and Language Clinic uses the Calipso system to track clinical hours and other documentation related to your program of study. When you start your program at USF, you will receive an email from Calipso with instructions on how to sign in. The information below should help students navigate through the clinical experiences obtained while working in the USF Speech-Language Clinic as well clerkships and externships. Students will receive detailed information about Calipso in their first year professionalism course. The link for Calipso is

The following documents can be located on the Speech-Language Clinic CANVAS site and should be uploaded to Calipso:

1. HIPAA training form
2. Immunizations records
3. Liability Insurance
4. CPR/BLS card
5. Background Check
6. HIV/AIDS course
Students are responsible for updating their clinical hours using Calipso. Your supervisors will approve hours.


Within the USF Canvas system is a link to the Speech-Language Clinic Homebase. Within this link students will find detailed information including the Speech-Language Clinic handbook, background check information, clinical forms and protocols, etc. Students are encouraged to check this website regularly as announcements regarding meetings, practical examinations and other important information will be posted. Students can access canvas by entering their log in information into

Certified Background Checks

This is a secure platform that allows you to order you background check online.

Professional Liability Insurance

Professional liability coverage for students in the amounts of one million dollars ($1,000,000) per occurrence and three million dollars ($3,000,000) aggregate is required throughout the program of study. The preferred vendor is HPSO and information for purchase is available from the Clinic Program Assistant. Students are responsible for all associated costs. The insurance covers malpractice, designated damages and injury to client/patients for which the student clinician may be liable. Many externship sites will also require professional liability insurance. Visit the HPSO site for more information or to enroll.