U.S. Army offers four 4th Year AuD Externship positions at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC), Bethesda, MD. **** Requires a total 4 year commitment to the Army: 1 year externship at WRNMMC & 3 year follow-on assigment as US Army audiologist.Students accepted into this externship position can expect a well-rounded externship experience with patients of all ages in the areas of: diagnostic audiology, amplification, evoked potentials, tinnitus assessment and management (individual and group), vestibular evaluations, auditory processing evaluations, cochlear implants, Bahas, hearing conservation, multi-disciplinary teams (TBI, dizziness and cranio-facial) and research.Army audiologist duties include: Army Hearing Program management (clinical services, hearing conservation, hearing readiness, and operational services), leadership and educational briefings (re: Army Hearing Program)
Complete an application packet with an Army Health Care Recruiter for Army Audiology Externship Program:http://www.healthcare.goarmy.comApplication packet requirements: Army DCA application, physical exam, letters of recommendation (up to 5), motivational statement and transcripts.
Externship site expects the extern to have mastered these skills before they begin their clinical externship:
- diagnostic audiology- hearing aid fitting
Externship site expects the extern to learn/demonstrate these skills during their clinical externship:
- Improve clinical decision making- Learn the Army Hearing Program- Increase understanding and skills related to military audiology, vestibular assessment, cohclear implants/Bahas, central auditory processing, tinnitus assessment and management, pediatric assessment- Hone public speaking skills and leadership skills- Learn military customs and maintain physical fitness
Primary Practice Setting:
Hospital Multi-specialty medical center
Number of Audiology Students each year:
0 1st year AuD Clinical Rotations 0 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:
0 FTE Masters Degree 11 FTE Au.D. 1 FTE Ph.D. 0 FTE Other Doctorate (ScD) 2 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
Salary Living Expenses Benefits Other – Please Describe Re-location reimbursement
Yes Large (separate) research section dedicated to auditory reserach. Students have the opportunity to participate in research activities.
Continuing education opportunities?
Yes hearing aid trainingshospital grand roundsJoint Defense & Veterans Audiology Conference
Travel to satellite centers required?
Yes occasional travel to other sites within the national capital region (within 50 miles)
Consortium or collaborative arrangements with other sites?
Yes Occupational Health (2 FTE audiologists)NICoE (National Intrepid Center of Excellence) - located on base - multi-disciplinary approach to complex TBI patients.Ft Meade Audiology ClinicUS Army Public Health Command, Aberdeen MD
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:
Periodic assessment of student's skills
Letters of Recommendation Resume Transcript Phone interview Letter of request/intent Other US Army applicationPhysical exam
Steps for the student/university to follow in the application process:
Student: contact Army Helath Care Recruiter:healthcare.goarmy.comAlso, can contact Robin Pinto at WRNMMC, Robin.L.Pinto.firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact Person: (preceptor, supervisor or extern coordinator)
About US Army - Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
Diverse audiology externship while serving the military and their family.
Application to active duty U. S. Army required for the 4th year externship. USA AMEDD recruiter will assist with the application. There is a 3 year service obligation as an active duty audiologist after the externship.