We offer full-time paid externships each May. Externs are hired for a 12-month competency-based experience. The externships are solely clinical. Externs will complete a rotation at the main campus and two neighborhood locations. Students will have a primary preceptor at each location and participate in several specialty areas of pediatric audiology including Auditory Processing Evaluations, Balance Assessment, Electrophysiology, and Inpatient. Externs will also gain experience with Hearing Aids, Cochlear Implants, and Bone Conduction Devices. On-site continuing education opportunities are provided to 4th year externs at no cost to them.
Students interested in a fourth year placement should submit the following documentation in the order listed below (as one PDF document):
Graduate Transcript (unofficial will suffice)
Three Letters of Recommendations (two must be from clinicians who have supervised the student)
The deadline for applications is September 15th and in person interviews are held in October. For more information, please contact Crystal Kudirka, AuD, CCC-A via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 859-344-4735.
Primary Practice Setting:
Hospital Multi-specialty medical center
Number of Audiologists at the site:
5 FTE Masters Degree 28 FTE Au.D. 2 FTE Ph.D. 0 FTE Other Doctorate (ScD) 0 FTE professional support staff (technicians/audiometric assistants) 9 FTE Clerical Support Staff
Number of Audiology Students each year:
0 1st year AuD Clinical Rotations 5 2nd year 6 3rd year 3 4th year Externships
Will interview travel be compensated?
Continuing education opportunities?
Expected hours/days a week:
40 hours/7 days
Travel to satellite centers required?
Yes 15-30 miles
Local students preferred:
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?
Externship site expects the extern to have mastered these skills before they begin their clinical externship:
Completion of a 3rd year AuD program Successful progress on the American Academy of Audiology's Core Competencies
Externship site expects the extern to learn/demonstrate these skills during their clinical externship:
Students will demonstrate: •Proficiency in diagnostic testing and management of treatment plans for deaf/hard of hearing infants and children •Improved clinical decision-making skills •An eagerness to learn •A positive attitude •Motivation and flexibility
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
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:
Letters of Recommendation Resume Transcript Cover Letter
Steps for the student/university to follow in the application process:
Interested candidates should submit documentation to the Education Coordinator via email. The following documents should be submitted in ONE PDF document in the following order: 1. Cover Letter 2. Resume 3. Unofficial Graduate Transcript 4. Three letters of recommendation (two must be from clinicians who have supervised the student)
Contact Person: (preceptor, supervisor or extern coordinator)
About Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
We’ve Been Changing Outcomes for Children for More Than a Century
Cincinnati Children’s began providing specialized care for children more than 120 years ago. In that time, we’ve grown from a small Cincinnati clinic to a large, multisite medical center that cares for children from across the globe with over one million patient encounters annually. We serve the medical needs of infants, children and adolescents with family-centered care, innovative research and outstanding teaching programs. U. S. News & World Report has consistently ranked Cincinnati Children’s No. 3 in the nation in the magazine's list of the best children's hospitals.
The Division of Audiology at Cincinnati Children's Hospital is comprised of a dedicated, enthusiastic staff of audiologists who deliver quality hearing health care to a diverse pediatric population in the largest, state-of-the-art pediatric audiology center in the country. We enjoy a diverse, dynamic environment with a population of children of all ages, medical histories and developmental levels. Our audiologists enjoy the rewards and growth that come with the ability to brainstorm with a large staff and the freedom to specialize within the ...field of pediatric audiology.
At Cincinnati Children's, we have the opportunity to collaborate with top physicians and specialists in various fields, including: Otolaryngology •Neonatology •Speech-Language Pathology •Genetics •Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics •Social Work •Fetal Care •Hematology/Oncology