The Department of Audiology at the University of Kentucky offers two 12-month full-time 4th year Au.D. externship positions. We seek highly-motivated individuals who will participate fully in a busy and challenging, but exceptional training environment. Applicants can expect a well-rounded clinical placement, offering experience with both the pediatric and adult population in a demanding and diverse outpatient clinic. Students will gain hands on experience in diagnostics, hearing aids, cochlear implants, auditory evoked potentials, auditory processing disorder evaluations, and vestibular testing.
The application deadline is October 1, 2017. Please send curriculum vitae and letter of intent via email to Lindsay.Hale@uky.edu .
Positions will begin May 2018 (later start dates may be negotiated, depending on training program calendars).
Externship site expects the extern to have mastered these skills before they begin their clinical externship:
Ability to perform the essential functions of the audiology profession and meet the standards of the curriculum with reasonable accommodations
Externship site expects the extern to learn/demonstrate these skills during their clinical externship:
•Adult and pediatric diagnostic testing •Hearing aid selection, fitting and counseling •Electrophysiologic testing •Vestibular/balance assessment •Cochlear implant assessment and rehabilitation •Auditory Processing Disorder evaluations
Primary Practice Setting:
University medical center
Number of Audiology Students each year:
0 1st year AuD Clinical Rotations 0 2nd year 1 3rd year 2 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 7 FTE Au.D. 1 FTE Ph.D. 0 FTE Other Doctorate (ScD) 0 FTE professional support staff (technicians/audiometric assistants) 2 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
Yes Externs will have the opportunity to participate in research at their level of interest.
Continuing education opportunities?
Yes Student may attend clinic Audiology-Otology meetings held every other month and onsite CEU opportunities
Travel to satellite centers required?
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:
Checking in quarterly or as needed
October 1, 2017
Resume Letter of request/intent Further information may be required upon request.
Steps for the student/university to follow in the application process:
Submit all required material in one email by the October 1, 2017 deadline. Skype or phone interviews may be conducted throughout the month of October.
Contact Person: (preceptor, supervisor or extern coordinator)
UK HealthCare is committed to the pillars of academic health care—research, education and clinical care. Dedicated to the health of the people of Kentucky, we will provide the most advanced patient care and serve as an information resource. We will strengthen local health care and improve the delivery system by partnering with community hospitals and physicians. We will support the organization’s ...education and research needs by offering cutting edge services on par with the nation’s best providers.
The UK HealthCare Audiology Program offers a full range of audiology services. Audiometric tests include both basic and advanced diagnostic testing, including hearing evaluation, electrophysiological assessment and balance assessment for both pediatric and adult patients. The neuroaudiology program provides patients with diagnostic services of auditory processing disorders. A comprehensive rehabilitation program is available that includes assistive listening devices and hearing aid evaluation, consultation and fitting. Additionally, there is a comprehensive cochlear implant program, which provides services to patients of all ages.