We offer full-time paid externships each May. Externs are hired for a 12-month competency-based experience. The externships are solely clinical. Student externs have a primary preceptor and also receive exposure to many audiologists at our main campus and seven neighborhood locations. Students can expect a well-rounded experience completing diagnostic audiologic evaluations and amplification fitting and follow-up with infants and children of all ages. Students will also rotate through several specialty areas of pediatric audiology including auditory processing evaluations, balance assessment, electrophysiology and inpatient/NICU. Externs will also gain experience with cochlear implants and bone conduction devices. On-site continuing education opportunities are provided to 4th year externs at no cost to them.
Students interested in a fourth year placement should submit a cover letter, resume, unofficial transcript, and three letters of recommendation (two must be from clinicians who have supervised the student). The deadline for applications is September 15th, interviews are held in November and candidates are chosen by December 1st. For more information, please contact Crystal Manninen, AuD, CCC-A via email at email@example.com.
Externship site expects the extern to have mastered these skills before they begin their clinical externship:
Completion of a 3rd year AuD program Successful progress on the American Academy of Audiology's Core Competencies
Externship site expects the extern to learn/demonstrate these skills during their clinical externship:
Students will demonstrate:•Proficiency in diagnostic testing and management of treatment plans for deaf/hard of hearing infants and children•Improved clinical decision-making skills•An eagerness to learn•A positive attitude •Motivation and flexibility
Primary Practice Setting:
Hospital Multi-specialty medical center
Number of Audiology Students each year:
0 1st year AuD Clinical Rotations 2 2nd year 4 3rd year 3 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:
13 FTE Masters Degree 19 FTE Au.D. 1 FTE Ph.D. 0 FTE Other Doctorate (ScD) 4 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 15 miles
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:
Letters of Recommendation Resume Transcript Other Cover Letter
Steps for the student/university to follow in the application process:
Interested candidates should submit documentation to the Education Coordinator via email. The following documents should be submitted in ONE PDF document:1. Cover Letter2. Resume3. Transcripts4. Three letters of recommendation (two must be from clinicians who have supervised the student)
Contact Person: (preceptor, supervisor or extern coordinator)
About Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
We’ve Been Changing Outcomes for Children for More Than a Century
Cincinnati Children’s began providing specialized care for children more than 120 years ago. In that time, we’ve grown from a small Cincinnati clinic to a large, multisite medical center that cares for children from across the globe with over one million patient encounters annually. We serve the medical needs of infants, children... and adolescents with family-centered care, innovative research and outstanding teaching programs. U. S. News & World Report has consistently ranked Cincinnati Children’s No. 3 in the nation in the magazine's list of the best children's hospitals.
The Division of Audiology at Cincinnati Children's Hospital is comprised of a dedicated, enthusiastic staff of audiologists who deliver quality hearing health care to a diverse pediatric population in the largest, state-of-the-art pediatric audiology center in the country. We enjoy a diverse, dynamic environment with a population of children of all ages, medical histories and developmental levels. Our audiologists enjoy the rewards and growth that come with the ability to brainstorm with a large staff and the freedom to specialize within the field of pediatric audiology.
At Cincinnati Children's, we have the opportunity to collaborate with top physicians and specialists in various fields, including: Otolaryngology •Neonatology •Speech-Language Pathology •Genetics •Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics •Social Work •Fetal Care •Hematology/Oncology