Applications are currently accepted until October 25th. We plan to hire at least one 4th year intern, possibly two.
We are primarily a pediatric interdisciplinary clinic. We see children with a wide array of developmental issues from birth to 18. Our main focus is diagnostics but we also have a steady population of children with hearing loss. In addition, we staff various clinics for premature infants, adults with developmental delays as well as autism. Hearing aids, VRA, behavioral testing, OAE's (distortion product), APD testing are all included in our test battery.
We are considered a training facility which requires interns to participate in core lecture series, shadow patients, perform leadership responsibilities, and collaborate with the interns and residents of other disciplines on staff.
Please see below for the requirements for application.
To apply to our facility we require the following items.
Once all the items are received we will evaluate them and may contact you for an interview.
Materials may be submitted via email; but we do require that letters of recommendation come directly from the reference.
Interviews must be done in person. No Skype or phone interviews. Non-negotiable. Experience has taught us that over the phone interviews/online interviews do not present the best of either party.
Interview dates will be in November 2019. Specific dates are TBD.
-Two letters of recommendation
-Letter of intent on why you want to pursue pediatrics and intern at our Clinic
Primary Practice Setting:
Other Multi-specialty University Clinic
Number of Audiologists at the site:
0 FTE Masters Degree 2 FTE Au.D. 0 FTE Ph.D. 0 FTE Other Doctorate (ScD) 0 FTE professional support staff (technicians/audiometric assistants) 5 FTE Clerical Support Staff
Number of Audiology Students each year:
0 1st year AuD Clinical Rotations 0 2nd year 0 3rd year 1 4th year Externships
Will interview travel be compensated?
Continuing education opportunities?
Yes There are several local and/or state conferences that our interns may participate.
Expected hours/days a week:
Travel to satellite centers required?
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:
-Experience with VRA and OAE's -Basic report writing -Programming hearing aids -Pediatric experience
Externship site expects the extern to learn/demonstrate these skills during their clinical externship:
-Proficiency in testing even the most difficult of patients -Upon completion be able to test independently but know when they need additional support-Make appropriate referrals -Understand the basics of childhood development and recognize when abnormalities are present -Gain an understanding of other health professions throughout unique internship process
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 Due to our unique setting, proximity to other disciplines allow for an increased opportunity to learn and participate in research. Our clinic has affiliations with autism research and CMV research.
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:
Reminders when grades/reviews are due.
October 25th, 2019
Letters of Recommendation Resume Transcript Letter of request/intent Two letters of recommendation that must come directly from the person writing the recommendation.
Everything else can be emailed to me at firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed:
Julie L. Woodruff, AUD 933 19th Street South, Suite 307 CHSB 19 Birmingham, AL 35205
Steps for the student/university to follow in the application process:
Submit all materials as stated above. Once materials are received, we will review your application and may contact you for an in-person interview. We do not perform interviews via Skype or phone.
Contact Person: (preceptor, supervisor or extern coordinator)