As a teaching hospital of Tufts University School of Medicine, we are committed to training the next generation of Audiologists. A full time opportunity is available for students in their 4th year of doctoral training in Audiology. Our services include newborn hearing screening, comprehensive audiometry across the age spectrum, and full vestibular assessment including rotary chair analysis. Our patient population includes interesting cases of middle ear disorders, single-sided deafness, tinnitus, sudden sensorineural hearing loss, and various balance disorders. We fit patients with both conventional and implantable hearing aids and provide auditory and vestibular rehabilitation services. Students willing to participate in clinical research or research into biological treatments for hearing loss are particularly encouraged to apply.
Requirements: Completion of 3 years of a doctoral program in Audiology, and a strong desire to contribute to clinical or basic research.
Externship site expects the extern to have mastered these skills before they begin their clinical externship:
Air, Bone, and Speech Audiometry
Externship site expects the extern to learn/demonstrate these skills during their clinical externship:
* Hearing aid fitting* Vestibular assessment* Electroacoustic evaluation* Research methods
Primary Practice Setting:
Hospital University medical center
Number of Audiology Students each year:
0 1st year AuD Clinical Rotations 0 2nd year 0 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:
0 FTE Masters Degree 3 FTE Au.D. 1 FTE Ph.D. 0 FTE Other Doctorate (ScD) 15 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
None Other – Please Describe per diem through newborn hearing screening program
Yes Current projects include research into newborn hearing screening, biological processes involved in speech perception, and biotechnological therapies for the treatment of hearing loss. No research experience is necessary other than the desire to contribute to the advancement of our knowledge base.
Continuing education opportunities?
Travel to satellite centers required?
Consortium or collaborative arrangements with other sites?
Yes Tufts University School of Medecine
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:
Any formative assessment required by the institution.
Letters of Recommendation Resume Transcript Phone interview Letter of request/intent
Steps for the student/university to follow in the application process:
To apply for this position, please collect all of the required documents (Letter of Intent, Resume, copy of Transcript, 3 Letters of Recommendation) attached to ONE SINGLE email.
Contact Person: (preceptor, supervisor or extern coordinator)
Steward St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center is the flagship hospital of the 11 Steward Medical Group Hospitals in Massachusetts. The goal of this Steward Medical Group is to bring world-class health care to the communities in which we serve. We provide Audiological care to local hospitals by managing the Steward Newborn Hearing Screening Program, serve as a Diagnostic Center for newborn and pediatric audiological evaluations, and serve the rehabilitative needs of our patients through hearing aid centers. We also provide comprehensive diagnostic audiometric and vestibular assessments of persons across the age spectrum. As a teaching hospital affiliated with Tufts University School of Medicine, we are committed to training the next generation of clinicians and all faculty members have active clinical or basic research programs.