The Department of Audiology at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, a specialty Harvard teaching hospital, is now accepting applications for fourth-year AuD externship training. Externs will provide comprehensive audiologic assessment and rehabilitation services to patients of all ages at the Mass Eye and Ear main hospital in Boston, MA. Externs are encouraged to take advantage of the many continuing education opportunities available through the various clinical departments and research laboratories.
We seek highly-motivated individuals who will participate fully in this busy and challenging, but exceptional training environment. Positions are full time, 12 month, and will begin June 2018.
Application Material Requirements:
Letter of request/intent
Three Letters of Recommendation
Transcript (unofficial copies are acceptable)
Externship site expects the extern to have mastered these skills before they begin their clinical externship:
Mass Eye and Ear expects the extern to have mastered these skills before they begin their clinical externship: •Taking a case history •Behavioral audiometry with adults and older children •Acoustic admittance testing, including tympanometry and acoustic reflexes •Otoacoustic emissions testing •Basic evoked response skills •Basic hearing aid skills •Basic report writing
Externship site expects the extern to learn/demonstrate these skills during their clinical externship:
Mass Eye and Ear expects the extern to learn/demonstrate certain skills during their clinical externship. This includes competence in and informed performance of the following: •Behavioral audiometry with young children •Hearing aid selection, fitting, rehabilitative and device follow-up; includes exposure to various assistive and implantable devices •Newborn hearing screening •Assessment of various electrophysiologic responses, including basic suprathreshold auditory evoked response, clinical VEMP; will have some exposure to threshold evaluation using auditory evoked response •Cochlear implant; includes exposure to evaluations, programming, rehabilitative and device follow-up •Exposure to intraoperative monitoring of selected neural responses •Patient counseling re: diagnostic test results, recommendations, rehabilitation, and referrals for additional services •Clear and concise report writing
Primary Practice Setting:
Number of Audiology Students each year:
0 1st year AuD Clinical Rotations 2 2nd year 2 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:
7 FTE Masters Degree 25 FTE Au.D. 2 FTE Ph.D. 1 FTE Other Doctorate (ScD) 2 FTE professional support staff (technicians/audiometric assistants) 8 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 Research opportunities will be determined on an individual basis and as appropriate projects are available.
Continuing education opportunities?
Yes Continuing education opportunities will be available in the form of numerous audiology-, otolaryngology- and research lab-sponsored clinical and research seminars throughout the year.
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:
Affiliation agreement facilitation prior to beginning of externship.
Letters of Recommendation Resume Transcript Letter of request/intent
Steps for the student/university to follow in the application process:
Application materials should be sent to Medical Administrative Assistant, Jacqulyn Ramos by email Jacqulyn_Ramos@meei.harvard.edu, or regular surface mail: Department of Audiology Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary Attn: Mandy Theisen, Au.D. Encl: Externship Application Materials. 243 Charles Street Boston, MA 02114
Questions regarding the externship or application can be directed to Senior Audiologist, Mandy Theisen, Au.D., CCC-A at email@example.com.
Note: E-mail addresses contain an "underscore" and not a hyphen.
Contact Person: (preceptor, supervisor or extern coordinator)
About Massachusetts Eye and Ear Audiology Department
About Massachusetts Eye and Ear
Mass. Eye and Ear clinicians and scientists are driven by a mission to find cures for blindness, deafness and diseases of the head and neck. Now united with Schepens Eye Research Institute, Mass. Eye and Ear is the world's largest vision and hearing research center, developing new treatments and cures through discovery and innovation. Mass. Eye and Ear is a Harva...rd Medical School teaching hospital and trains future medical leaders in ophthalmology and otolaryngology, through residency as well as clinical and research fellowships. Internationally acclaimed since its founding in 1824, Mass. Eye and Ear employs full-time, board-certified physicians who offer high-quality and affordable specialty care that ranges from the routine to the very complex. In the 2016–2017 “Best Hospitals Survey,” U.S. News & World Report ranked Mass. Eye and Ear #1 in the nation for ear, nose and throat care and #1 in New England for eye care. For more information about life-changing care and research, or to learn how you can help, please visit MassEyeAndEar.org.