Vestibular Only - 4th year Externship site in St. Louis, MO
Midwest Dizziness and Balance Institute, LLC
September 15, 2018
Fellowship - Externship
Midwest Dizziness and Balance Institute, LLC (MDBI) is one of the few sites in the country that is a fully diagnostic and treatment center for patients with vestibular dysfunction.
We administer testing to assess the ENTIRE vestibular system with VNG, ABR, VEMP, vHIT, Rotary Chair, Bertec CDP, Epley Triax Chair, and Electrocochleography. What sets us apart is we all do all vestibular rehabilitation in our clinic using Advanced Vestibular TreatmentTM methods.
We are looking for a 4th year interested in an externship with our site. This is a vestibular only 4th year site so previous vestibular experience and knowledge is a must. Compensation/stipend may be considered based on interest. Please send your letter of intention, resume and 3 letters of recommendation to
During your externship, it is expected that you will become proficient in vestibular diagnostic testing and vestibular treatment.
Externship site expects the extern to have mastered these skills before they begin their clinical externship:
Our site expects the student to have mastered audiologic evaluations of adults. Proficient knowledge of the vestibular system with at least 1 rotation performing vestibular work throughout your schooling is essential.
Externship site expects the extern to learn/demonstrate these skills during their clinical externship:
During your externship, it is expected that you will become proficient in vestibular diagnosis and treatment.
Primary Practice Setting:
Number of Audiology Students each year:
0 1st year AuD Clinical Rotations 0 2nd year 1 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:
1 FTE Masters Degree 3 FTE Au.D. 0 FTE Ph.D. 0 FTE Other Doctorate (ScD) 0 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
Yes Ongoing research in the vestibular lab
Continuing education opportunities?
Travel to satellite centers required?
No The student will rotate between 2-3 offices (all within 5-8 miles of each other)
Consortium or collaborative arrangements with other sites?
Yes We are affiliated with Sound Health Services, PC in St. Louis.
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:
October 5, 2018
Letters of Recommendation Resume Phone interview Letter of request/intent Please submit all materials to: email@example.com
We will confirm once all materials are received and will contact you after we have chosen the applicants that move on to the phone interview.
Steps for the student/university to follow in the application process:
Submit all requirements to firstname.lastname@example.org
If selected we will proceed with phone interviews and a possible on-site/web/skype interview.
Contact Person: (preceptor, supervisor or extern coordinator)
Additional Salary Information: There is a stipend, to be determined based on projected budget.
About Midwest Dizziness and Balance Institute, LLC
Midwest Dizziness and Balance Institute, LLC is a complete diagnostic and treatment center for patients with vestibular dysfunction. We diagnose the entire vestibular system using state of the art equipment including VNG, vHIT, VEMP, ABR, ECochG, CDP, Rotary Chair and Epley Chair. We are only 1 of 3 centers in the country that also provide all Vestibular rehabilitation on site.
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