PCHC is a large community nonprofit health clinic including primary care, specialty care, pediatrics, mental health, and dental care. Our mission is to provide these services to any person, regardless of socioeconomic status, insurance status, or ability to pay.
The audiology clinic is known as the Warren Center. Our population includes infants, children, and adults. We work with hearing aids, cochlear implants, and Baha. Diagnostics include standard hearing testing, cochlear implant evaluations, and occasional ABR evaluations (unsedated) for infants.
-successful completion of the first three years of the clinical doctorate program
-interest in adult and pediatric populations
-interest in working primarily with hearing aids
-interest in exposure to cochlear implant and Baha
Externship site expects the extern to have mastered these skills before they begin their clinical externship:
-ability to complete a standard adult hearing evaluation with a fair amount of independence-ability to participate in pediatric testing as a test assist with emerging ability to test-observation experience with ABR and cochlear implant evaluations-experience with hearing aids, particularly with verification experience
Externship site expects the extern to learn/demonstrate these skills during their clinical externship:
-gain independence with pediatric and adult testing-gain independence with hearing aid selection, fitting, follow up, and troubleshooting-gain significant experience with cochlear implant evaluations, mappings, and troubleshooting-gain some experience with ABR and Baha
Primary Practice Setting:
Community medical center
Number of Audiology Students each year:
0 1st year AuD Clinical Rotations 0 2nd year 0 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 3 FTE Au.D. 0 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
Continuing education opportunities?
Travel to satellite centers required?
Consortium or collaborative arrangements with other sites?
Yes We are able to arrange shadowing opportunities with other clinics and agencies to help provide a well rounded experience.
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:
available as needed
Letters of Recommendation Resume Transcript Letter of request/intent unofficial transcript will be sufficient
Steps for the student/university to follow in the application process:
student to submit application materials either via email or mail
Contact Person: (preceptor, supervisor or extern coordinator)