The Department of Otolaryngology and Communicative Sciences at the University of Mississippi Medical Center(UMMC) is now accepting applications for students interested in a well-rounded 4th year audiology externship for the 2020-2021 academic year. At UMMC we strive to provide externs with a diverse clinical and didactic experience serving individuals of all ages with hearing and balance disorders. Such experiences include:
Diagnostic evaluations for newborn, pediatric, adult and geriatric individuals, which includes both behavioral and electrophysiological testing
Selection, fitting, and verification of amplification devices, including hearing aids, assisted listening devices, bone conduction implants, and cochlear implants
Evaluation and treatment for patients with tinnitus
Evaluation and treatment of patients with dizziness, vertigo or imbalance
The Department of Otolaryngology and Communicative Sciences at UMMC is set apart by its passionate people who constantly seek to improve the education of future clinicians and themselves, make new, innovative discoveries, and provide outstanding care for residents of Mississippi and beyond. The department’s nationally recognized divisions of otolaryngology, audiology, speech-language pathology and biobehavioral medicine provide a broad spectrum of clinical services for patients of all ages, as well as the most comprehensive care in the region. Our commitment is to provide outstanding clinical care along with an excellent customer experience for our patients in every interaction.
Primary Practice Setting:
University medical center
Number of Audiologists at the site:
0 FTE Masters Degree 6 FTE Au.D. 5 FTE Ph.D. 0 FTE Other Doctorate (ScD) 2 FTE professional support staff (technicians/audiometric assistants) 3 FTE Clerical Support Staff
Number of Audiology Students each year:
0 1st year AuD Clinical Rotations 0 2nd year 0 3rd year 2 4th year Externships
Will interview travel be compensated?
100 hours alotted
Continuing education opportunities?
Expected hours/days a week:
Travel to satellite centers required?
Yes Externs will rotate through our satellite clinic, which is approximately 9 miles from the 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:
- Emerging independence with diagnostic testing and basic hearing aid knowledge. - Good report writing skills, professionalism, and an eagerness to learn
Externship site expects the extern to learn/demonstrate these skills during their clinical externship:
- Proficiency with diagnostic testing and hearing aid selection/fitting/verification, advanced skills working with cochlear implants and balance testing - Excellent report writing skills - Excellent patient rapport - Confident clinic decision making skills
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:
Regular evaluations at intervals set by the University; Additional communication as needed during the 12-month committment.
September 16, 2019
Letters of Recommendation Resume Transcript Letter of request/intent Application materials are due Monday, September 16, 2019. All applicants will be contacted on or around September 20, 2019, with decisions regarding the next step in our interview process. Formal written invitations to attend an in-person interview at UMMC on Friday, October 18, 2019, will be extended to no more than 12 applicants. (Funding for travel and accommodations is not available). The interview day will include tours of the various clinics, Q & A with current and former 4th year externs, and opportunities to meet with several preceptors.
Steps for the student/university to follow in the application process:
To apply, submit your resume/curriculum vitae, two letters of recommendation, graduate transcript (official or unofficial), and cover letter outlining externship and career goals to the address below or via email to email@example.com.
Audiology Externship Program University of Mississippi Medical Center Otolaryngology and Communicative Sciences 2500 N State Street, 5 East Jackson, MS 39216
Contact Person: (preceptor, supervisor or extern coordinator)
Department of Otolaryngology and Communicative Sciences
The Department of Otolaryngology and Communicative Sciences has outstanding capabilities and leaders in education, research and clinical care. Its first-class divisions of otolaryngology, communicative sciences, research and biobehavioral medicine provide a broad spectrum of clinical services for patients of all ages as well as some of the most comprehensive care in the region.