Michigan Medicine (The University of Michigan Health System), Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery in Ann Arbor, MI is seeking applicants for an audiology externship for the 2018-2019 term. This is a 12-month, 4-day per week externship beginning on or around June 1, 2018. Michigan Medicine is a large, regional medical center serving patients and families from across the state of Michigan. Our department is comprised of 37 physicians (including 6 otologists), 10 speech pathologists, and 5 locations providing audiology services with 36 audiologists on staff. Externs will rotate through facilities within a 10 mile radius of the main medical campus.
Externs at Michigan Medicine will gain extensive clinical experience in a wide variety of audiologic services including behavioral and electrophysiological diagnostic hearing evaluations of infants, children, and adults; hearing aid services (pediatric and adult); cochlear implant candidacy evaluations and post-operative management (pediatric and adult); vestibular evaluation and therapy (pediatric and adult); intraoperative monitoring; bone anchored hearing systems (pediatric and adult); tinnitus management; interdisciplinary evaluation of children with multiple disabilities and unique medical conditions; educational audiology outreach; and ototoxic monitoring.
We are excited to announce that the 2018-2019 audiology extern(s) will have the opportunity to apply as a trainee in the Leadership in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND) Program. Selected students will be assigned a mentor and will complete weekly interdisciplinary webinars, participate in community outreach projects, and complete and present a clinical research project in addition to their clinical rotations.
We are seeking applicants who demonstrate excellent interpersonal and communication skills and are motivated to provide exceptional audiology care to patients and families. The audiology extern candidate must be enrolled in an accredited Doctor of Audiology program and must have met all requirements for graduation with the exception of the Externship year. Extern applicants should demonstrate the ability to work within a fast-paced setting, have a strong work ethic and have high professional standards and ethics.
Externship site expects the extern to have mastered these skills before they begin their clinical externship:
Will discuss during telephone interview.
Externship site expects the extern to learn/demonstrate these skills during their clinical externship:
Will discuss during the on site interview.
Primary Practice Setting:
University medical center
Number of Audiology Students each year:
0 1st year AuD Clinical Rotations 0 2nd year 6 3rd year 1 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:
0 FTE Masters Degree 36 FTE Au.D. 0 FTE Ph.D. 37 FTE Other Doctorate (ScD) 10 FTE professional support staff (technicians/audiometric assistants) 4 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 within a 10 mile radius of the main medical campus.
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:
September 15, 2017
Letters of Recommendation Resume Transcript Letter of request/intent Other Note: three letters of reference are required.
Steps for the student/university to follow in the application process:
It is preferred that application packets be sent electronically to our Educational Coordinator, Roberta Wilcox at email@example.com. Letters of recommendation may be sent separately. Preliminary phone/Skype interviews are to be conducted in early October 2017 and in-person interviews on November 2nd and 6th in Ann Arbor, MI.
Contact Person: (preceptor, supervisor or extern coordinator)
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