PENTA is a private ENT practice with 13 physicians, 6 audiologists and 4 satellite locations. We provide a wide range of audiological services and can offer a 4th year extern a diverse clinical experience. Our services include adult/pediatric hearing evaluations, OAE, ABR, electrocochleography, vestibular testing/treatment, adult/pediatric hearing aid evaluation/fitting/verification, Baha, cochlear implants, and ototoxic monitoring. In addition, the audiologists manage the department in terms of budgeting, marketing, personnel, etc which is unusual to find in an ENT setting.
Externship site expects the extern to have mastered these skills before they begin their clinical externship:
•Critical thinking skills •Ability to interact professionally with patients, physicians and coworkers •Ability to complete comprehensive audiogram on adults independently •Experience with hearing aid consultation and fitting/programming
Externship site expects the extern to learn/demonstrate these skills during their clinical externship:
•Proficiency in adult/pediatric hearing evaluations •Proficiency in hearing aid evaluation, fitting & verification •Skills in vestibular testing/treatment •Skills in electrophysiological testing •Critical thinking skills •Ability to interact professionally with patients, physicians and coworkers •Basic understanding of how to make a private practice function •Experience in cochlear implant evaluation and programming
Primary Practice Setting:
ENT group practice
Number of Audiology Students each year:
0 1st year AuD Clinical Rotations 0 2nd year 0 3rd year 1 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 3 FTE Au.D. 0 FTE Ph.D. 0 FTE Other Doctorate (ScD) 2 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
Continuing education opportunities?
Travel to satellite centers required?
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 regarding university requirements as needed. Please provide contact information for the student's advisor.
November 30, 2017
Resume Phone interview Letter of request/intent
Steps for the student/university to follow in the application process:
Please send resume and cover letter via email or fax 336-659-2446. Our office will contact the applicant to set up phone interviews.
Contact Person: (preceptor, supervisor or extern coordinator)