Temple University Lewis Katz School of Medicine, Department of Otolaryngology-Division of Audiology is an outpatient based university academic practice that is affiliated with the large urban teaching hospital of Temple University. We provide primarily outpatient audiology services, diagnostics, and rehabilitation to patients ranging from newborn to geriatric. We see a wide array of patient populations, disorders, and diseases.
The audiology staff currently includes experienced audiologists with AAA and ASHA certification. There are 4 full-time Doctors of Audiology and 1 fourth year audiology intern. The audiologists work very closely with the otolaryngology physicians, and participate in the instruction of otolaryngology residents, medical students, and audiology graduate students.
Audiologists perform a full range of services and diagnostic evaluations including: comprehensive hearing evaluations, OAEs, ABRs, sedated ABRs in OR, VNG, cVEMPs, ECochGs, vHIT, newborn hearing screenings, hearing aid fitting/dispensing, osseointegrated devices, and cochlear implants.
Temple University offers one fourth year Au.D. externship each year with a start date of July 1st and an end date of June 30th.
A student in an accredited Audiology Doctoral program available to start July 1, 2020 and end June 30, 2021. An affiliation agreement must be met between Temple University and the student's current university.
Utmost dedication to patient care, professional integrity, and adherence to code of ethics is required. Furthermore, the ability to work efficiently with colleagues, physicians, medical students, residents, audiology students, and staff is necessary.
Student will be required to complete a research-based presentation at the end of fourth year rotation.
Primary Practice Setting:
University medical center
Number of Audiologists at the site:
0 FTE Masters Degree 4 FTE Au.D. 0 FTE Ph.D. 0 FTE Other Doctorate (ScD) 0 FTE professional support staff (technicians/audiometric assistants) 0 FTE Clerical Support Staff
Number of Audiology Students each year:
0 1st year AuD Clinical Rotations 0 2nd year 2 3rd year 1 4th year Externships
Will interview travel be compensated?
Continuing education opportunities?
Yes Student will have the opportunity to participate in department-based continuing education (grand rounds and audiology journal club) along with on-site training.
Expected hours/days a week:
40 hours/ 5 days
Travel to satellite centers required?
Yes We have 4 offices and the student is expected to go to multiple offices each week, rarely multiple per work day. The distance between offices ranges from 4 to 12 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:
Ability to perform basic audiometric evaluation (including masking) for both adult and pediatric populations. Ability to perform HAE, HAF & HAC. General understanding and ability to work with CI patients. Experience with vestibular and electrophysiology testing. Interest in pursuing research opportunities.
Externship site expects the extern to learn/demonstrate these skills during their clinical externship:
Highly motivated student expected to learn under direct supervision leading towards independence and mastery of administration and interpretation of the following areas: infant, pediatric, & adult audiological assessment; newborn hearing screenings and follow up; VRA & play audiometry; patient and family counseling/auditory rehabilitation; hearing aid evaluation, fitting, and troubleshooting; ear mold impressions for hearing aids, swim plugs, musician's earplugs, etc.; osseointegrated device fitting; cochlear implant evaluations and mapping; VNG, cVEMP, ECochG, vHIT, OAE, and ABR (neurologic and threshold); ototoxicity evaluations.
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 Student will be expected to participate in one of the ongoing research projects within our department and/or to complete a novel project.
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:
Periodic evaluations as required by the student's program.
September 16, 2019
Letters of Recommendation Resume Transcript Personal Review Phone interview Letter of request/intent Other Application Requirements: -Letter of Interest -CV/Resume -Official, unopened graduate transcripts mailed to address listed below -Three letters of recommendation, including at least one from a prior clinical placement outside of your school's clinic. All letters must come from an audiologist to be accepted. Letters must be submitted directly from the writer to Dr. Ward via email or standard mail. Contact information is listed below.
Note: Incomplete applications will not be considered. Please contact Dr. Ward with any questions.
Send all materials to: Susan Ward, AuD Temple Head & Neck Institute, Audiology 3509 N. Broad St. Boyer 6-West Philadelphia, PA 19140
or via email: email@example.com
Steps for the student/university to follow in the application process:
Phone interview for strong candidates. In-person interview will be required for top candidates and will be scheduled to occur in mid October.
Applicants will not be contacted if their application is incomplete, including missing letters of recommendation. It is the applicant's responsibility to follow-up with their references to ensure letters of recommendation have been sent and were received.
University contract/affiliation agreement must be submitted, reviewed, and approved by the Temple University legal department prior to July 1 start date.
University Questions please contact: Susan Ward, AuD Phone: 215-707-6521 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact Person: (preceptor, supervisor or extern coordinator)