Michigan Ear Institute Externship program aims to create well-rounded clinicians, with knowledge and proficiency in the diagnosis and treatment of hearing loss for patients of all ages (birth through geriatric). Students will complete rotations in both the pediatric and adult community speech & hearing centers (roughly 20% pediatrics, 80% adults), and will receive exposure to audiology specialties including vestibular testing, and implantable hearing devices. Our clinic, Farmington Hills, Michigan is a fast-paced work environment and students will have the advantage of learning from a large staff of audiologists and neurotologists. Students will have ample exposure to the management of medically complex patients. Our staff consists of 18 audiologists and 9 neurotologists. We will be filling TWO fourth year positions. The position is a full-time day position.
3 years of a residential doctoral program in Audiology
Externship site expects the extern to learn/demonstrate these skills during their clinical externship:
By the end of the year, the extern should be able to perform the following: •Complete pediatric and adult diagnostic testing •Hearing aid evaluations •Hearing aid fitting, including real-ear verification techniques •Patient counseling on hearing loss •Treatment planning for adult patients •Treatment planning for medically complex patients •Auditory brainstem response testing •Students will likely have exposure to the following areas, though they may not have mastered all aspects of the specialty: •Vestibular evaluation (VNG, VEMP, full-time, Enog and exposure to OMNIAX)
Primary Practice Setting:
ENT group practice
Number of Audiology Students each year:
0 1st year AuD Clinical Rotations 0 2nd year 6 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:
3 FTE Masters Degree 13 FTE Au.D. 0 FTE Ph.D. 0 FTE Other Doctorate (ScD) 1 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
Continuing education opportunities?
Yes Manufacturer events
Travel to satellite centers required?
Yes 10-15 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:
Emails regarding the submission of hours and evaluation.
Letters of Recommendation Resume Transcript Interviews will be done face to face or by Skype. The interview dates are November 9, 2018
Steps for the student/university to follow in the application process:
Steps in the Application Process: •Students will be contacted by Paulette to schedule interviews. •Interviews will be held with the student's potential supervisors and the Director of Audiology. • Selected candidates will be interviewed, preferably in-person so that you can see our center and meet our staff. •In instances where in-person visits are not possible, Skype interviews are available. •Students will be notified of application status.
Contact Person: (preceptor, supervisor or extern coordinator)
Additional Salary Information: The extern will receive two weeks vacation, paid holidays and health insurance.
Internal Number: 2018-4
About Michigan Ear Insitute
The Michigan Ear Institute is one of the nations leading surgical groups specializing in hearing, dizziness, inner ear, skull base, and facial nerve disorders in adults and children.
Our professional staff is comprised of a highly skilled, experienced team of otologists, neurotologists, audiologists who have earned national and international recognition for their outstanding diagnostic, surgical and research achievements.
We are dedicated to providing the highest quality, dignified care for our patients, and to advancing the level of medical research and education devoted to the understanding and treatment of the disease affecting the ear and its related structures.