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 2019-2020 term. This is a 12-month, 4-day per week externship beginning on or around June 1, 2019. 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 5 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 2019-2020 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.
The Michigan Medicine Audiology Externship Application deadline is September 10, 2018. Required application materials include:
Letter of interest
Three letters of reference
Unofficial graduate transcript
It is preferred that application packets be sent electronically to our Educational Coordinator, Dianne Hoehn at email@example.com. Letters of recommendation may be sent separately. Preliminary phone/Skype interviews are to be conducted the week of Sep 24th and Oct 1st and in-person interviews will be held on November 2nd and 5th in Ann Arbor, MI.
Externship site expects the extern to have mastered these skills before they begin their clinical externship:
*Basic audiologic assessments *Basic knowledge of hearing aids *Some experience with pediatric diagnostic testing, vestibular disorders, cochlear implants, and electrophysiology preferred *Must demonstrate professionalism in all clinical interactions
Externship site expects the extern to learn/demonstrate these skills during their clinical externship:
*Gain independence with diagnostic testing of patients of all ages *Become proficient in hearing aid selection and fitting *Establish a solid foundation for advanced diagnostics and sub-specialty areas of the scope of practice, including vestibular testing, cochlear implants, electrodiagnostics, and pediatrics.
Primary Practice Setting:
University medical center
Number of Audiology Students each year:
0 1st year AuD Clinical Rotations 2 2nd year 5 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:
6 FTE Masters Degree 23 FTE Au.D. 5 FTE Ph.D. 0 FTE Other Doctorate (ScD) 8 FTE professional support staff (technicians/audiometric assistants) 10 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
Yes While not required, opportunities do exist.
Continuing education opportunities?
Yes We regularly hold CEU events within our department and host guest lecturers on a variety of otologic and audiologic topics.
Travel to satellite centers required?
Yes Within 10 miles of the main hospital 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:
Communication of expectations for the externship clear, goals, frequency of evaluations, process for logging time, etc. Additional support as needed if concerns arise.
September 10, 2018
Letters of Recommendation Resume Transcript Letter of request/intent
Steps for the student/university to follow in the application process:
Application requirements sent to our educational coordinator via email. These may come directly from the students. Letters of recommendation may come separately.
Contact Person: (preceptor, supervisor or extern coordinator)