The University of Illinois Hospital Department of Otolaryngology, Division of Audiology is pleased to announce the availability of Au.D. externships for the 2018-2019 term.
The Department of Otolaryngology is a world-class ENT practice. The Division of Audiology has seven audiologists and one speech-language pathologist. Housed within the University of Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary, externs gain experience at the University of Illinois Hospital, a suburban satellite office, and the Craniofacial Center.
The Division of Audiology offers comprehensive diagnostic evaluations, electrophysiological testing, NICU hearing screening, vestibular assessment, pediatric and adult cochlear implants, auditory osseointegrated implants, hearing aids, tinnitus evaluation and management, aural rehabilitation, and auditory processing evaluations. Au.D. externs also have opportunities to actively participate in Cochlear Implant Team and Vestibular Team meetings, research projects, resident teaching and other activities of a large academic medical center.
All accepted Au.D. externship students will be required to complete HIPAA training, health screening, and background checks.
Interested applicants must submit the following:
Letter of intent indicating proposed start/end date
Two letters of recommendation
A copy of GRE scores (unofficial copies accepted)
Official undergraduate, graduate/ Au.D. transcripts
Externship site expects the extern to have mastered these skills before they begin their clinical externship:
Comprehensive exposure to a variety of patient populations, including pediatrics, geriatrics, and special needs. Excellent communication and time management skills are expected.
Externship site expects the extern to learn/demonstrate these skills during their clinical externship:
Externs will expect to work toward mastery of a wide variety of clinical skills, including pediatric and special needs diagnostic testing, complete hearing aid and ALD care, tinnitus assessment and management, APD assessment, vestibular assessment, cochlear implant and AOI comprehensive care, and electrophysiological testing. Externs will also gain considerable experience with report writing, coordination and collaboration of care, and management of practice operations.
Primary Practice Setting:
Community speech and hearing center Community medical center ENT group practice Hospital University medical center Multi-specialty medical center
Number of Audiology Students each year:
0 1st year AuD Clinical Rotations 2 2nd year 2 3rd year 4 4th year Externships
Does the externship site provide orientation to relevant clinical policies and procedures?
Does the externship site provide instructions about patient's rights and providing patient education?
Does the externship site provide orientation to quality assessment, quality assurance and quality improvement?
Number of Audiologists at the site:
1 FTE Masters Degree 6 FTE Au.D. 1 FTE Ph.D. 0 FTE Other Doctorate (ScD) 0 FTE professional support staff (technicians/audiometric assistants) 3 FTE Clerical Support Staff
Clinical opportunities that will be given to the extern:
Pediatric evaluations: infant/toddler
Pediatric evaluations: school-age
Adult hearing evaluations
Auditory processing evaluations
Evoked potential assessments
Intra-operative monitoring cases
Hearing aids dispensed
Hearing aid selection/fitting
Audiologic rehabilitation (group or individualized)
Cochlear implant evaluations
Cochlear implant rehabilitation
Continuing education opportunities?
Travel to satellite centers required?
Yes ~20 miles
Consortium or collaborative arrangements with other sites?
How frequently will the externship site communicate with the university during the externship?
Communication or other support do expected or required from the university during the externship:
Cooperation with securing Affiliation Agreement, if needed. Indications of timelines and alerts of review deadlines are expected and appreciated.
Letters of Recommendation Resume Transcript Personal Review Phone interview Letter of request/intent
Steps for the student/university to follow in the application process:
Interested applicants must submit, no later than 08/31/2017 all required documents by postal mail and/or email to the attention of Simona Garcia, Division of Audiology 1855 West Taylor, Suite B-46, Chicago, IL 60612 (email@example.com.) Selected candidates will be invited to our in-person interview day which is slated for 09/26/2017. A limited number of online interviews will be granted for candidates for whom travel is prohibitive.
Contact Person: (preceptor, supervisor or extern coordinator)