Michigan Medicine (The University of Michigan Health System), Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery in Ann Arbor, MI is seeking applicants for an audiology externship for the 2020-2021 term. This is a 12-month, 4-day per week externship beginning on or around June 1, 2020. Michigan Medicine is a large, regional medical center serving patients and families from across the state of Michigan. Our department is comprised of 37 physicians (including 5 otologists), 10 speech pathologists, and 6 locations providing audiology services with 36 audiologists on staff. Externs will rotate through facilities within a 10 mile radius of the main medical campus.
Externs at Michigan Medicine will gain extensive clinical experience in a wide variety of audiologic services including behavioral and electrophysiological diagnostic hearing evaluations of infants, children, and adults; hearing aid services (pediatric and adult); cochlear implant candidacy evaluations and post-operative management (pediatric and adult); vestibular evaluation and therapy (pediatric and adult); intraoperative monitoring; bone anchored hearing systems (pediatric and adult); tinnitus management; interdisciplinary evaluation of children with multiple disabilities and unique medical conditions; educational audiology outreach; and ototoxic monitoring.
We are seeking applicants who demonstrate excellent interpersonal and communication skills and are motivated to provide exceptional audiology care to patients and families. The audiology extern candidate must be enrolled in an accredited Doctor of Audiology program and must have met all requirements for graduation with the exception of the final year externship. Extern applicants should demonstrate the ability to work within a fast-paced setting, have a strong work ethic and have high professional standards and ethics.
Primary Practice Setting:
Hospital University medical center
Number of Audiologists at the site:
3 FTE Masters Degree 29 FTE Au.D. 4 FTE Ph.D. 0 FTE Other Doctorate (ScD) 10 FTE professional support staff (technicians/audiometric assistants) 6 FTE Clerical Support Staff
Number of Audiology Students each year:
0 1st year AuD Clinical Rotations 2 2nd year 6 3rd year 2 4th year Externships
Will interview travel be compensated?
Continuing education opportunities?
Yes We encourage participation at both local and national conferences, and will pay the registration fee for externs to attend the 2020 Michigan Audiology Coalition conference.
Expected hours/days a week:
4 days per week
Travel to satellite centers required?
Yes Within 10 miles of main campus
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:
Basic audiologic evaluations, some exposure to sub-specialty areas is preferred.
Externship site expects the extern to learn/demonstrate these skills during their clinical externship:
*Perform comprehensive audiologic evaluations on pediatric and adult patients *Fit and evaluate amplification devices for pediatric and adult patients *Perform and interpret advanced electrodiagnostic procedures, to include ABR, ECoG, VEMP, and facial nerve studies *Perform and interpret vestibular evaluations, to include posturography, rotary chair, and VNG *Evaluate patients for cochlear implant candidacy and perform follow-up CI programming *Obtain exposure to intraoperative monitoring, tinnitus evaluations, and educational audiology outreach
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 Clinical research is not required, however opportunities to become involved in research do exist.
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 prior to the start of the externship and check-ins on a semester basis or as needed. Evaluation policies and procedures should be clearly indicated.
September 9, 2019
Letters of Recommendation Resume Transcript Letter of request/intent Required application materials include:
1. Letter of interest 2. Curriculum vitae/resume 3. Three letters of reference 4. Unofficial graduate transcript
Steps for the student/university to follow in the application process:
It is preferred that application packets be sent electronically to our Educational Coordinator, Dianne Hoehn at firstname.lastname@example.org (preferably with all documents merged into a single PDF file). Letters of recommendation may be sent separately if need be. Preliminary phone/Skype interviews are to be conducted the week of Sep 23rd and in-person interviews will be held on October 17th in Ann Arbor, MI.
Contact Person: (preceptor, supervisor or extern coordinator)
The University of Michigan Health System improves the health of patients, populations and communities through excellence in education, patient care, community service, research and technology development, and through leadership activities in Michigan, nationally and internationally. Our mission is guided by our Strategic Principles and has three critical components: patient care, education and research that together enhance our contribution to society. The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.