The Medical College of Wisconsin in affiliation with Children's Hospital of Wisconsin offers a 52 week competency based fourth year placement for Doctor of Audiology students at a pediatric facility with an emphasis on implantable technologies. Externs will have a primary supervisor but also have an opportunity to learn from many audiologists at the main campus and affiliated clinics. Clinical experiences include pediatric diagnostics, amplification fitting and follow-up with infants and children of all ages, electrophysiology, auditory processing evaluation, newborn hearing screening, and cochlear implant evaluation and programming.
Prospective candidates should have an affinity for the pediatric population and the ability to work in a fast paced environment.
August 15-September 22, 2017: Application period open. Please include cover letter, resume, and two letters of recommendation.
October 2017: Interviews will be scheduled and completed.
October/November 2017: Externship site offer will be extended (MCW/CHW will send contracts to the institution of matriculation. A signed contract must be obtained in order for externship to take place)
May 2018: Student provides MCW/CHW with their Praxis score
June 5, 2018: Proposed start date of 52 week externship (flexible). Student will be allowed 2 weeks (10 days) of personal time/sick time off in addition to holidays. Externship runs from approximately June 2018 through the end of May 2019. Hours 8-4:30, Monday-Friday. See Clinical Handbook for further detail.
Externship site expects the extern to have mastered these skills before they begin their clinical externship:
* Diagnostic audiology experience with patients ages birth to 18 years.* Experience with hearing testing of special needs population.* Experience with hearing aid consultation, fitting, and follow-up * Experience or familiarity with assistive listening devices such as FM systems.* Knowledge of objective electrophysiologic assessment (ABR, OAE testing) * Experience with cochlear implant candidacy evaluation and post-implant follow- up and assessment.* Experience with verification of hearing aids.
Externship site expects the extern to learn/demonstrate these skills during their clinical externship:
During the course of the externship period, the student will be expected to show initiative in a fast paced, dynamic work environment. Student will transition from testing under supervision to leading patient appointments and complete evaluations with minimal guidance from supervisors.
Primary Practice Setting:
Number of Audiology Students each year:
0 1st year AuD Clinical Rotations 0 2nd year 3 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:
0 FTE Masters Degree 12 FTE Au.D. 0 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
No Research opportunities are not available at this time.
Continuing education opportunities?
Yes Occasional training by hearing aid and cochlear implant manufacturers at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin main campus. The student will be given time to attend external continuing education; however, no financial support.
Travel to satellite centers required?
Consortium or collaborative arrangements with other sites?
Yes Medical College of Wisconsin and Children's Hospital of Wisconsin Collaboration
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:
A signed agreement between the University or College the Au.D. student is attending and the Medical College of Wisconsin and Children's Hospital of Wisconsin must be signed prior to the student being accepted for the Au.D. externship placement.
September 22, 2017
Letters of Recommendation Resume Phone interview Letter of request/intent Other Interview with student applicant to take place within our clinic setting or via web
Steps for the student/university to follow in the application process:
August 15-September 22, 2017: Application period open. Please include cover letter, resume, and two letters of recommendation. October 2017: Interviews will be scheduled and completed.October/November 2017: Externship site offer will be extended (MCW/CHW will send contracts to the institution of matriculation. A signed contract must be obtained in order for externship to take place)
Contact Person: (preceptor, supervisor or extern coordinator)
About Medical College of Wisconsin in affiliation with Children's Hospital of Wisconsin
The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) is an academic medical center offering joint programs with Froedtert Hospital and Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. MCW serves both adult and pediatric populations, offering clinical and research programs in the field of otolaryngology and communication sciences including diagnostic audiology, aging and hearing loss, auditory neuropathy and implantable devices including osseointegrated and cochlear implants.