Cleveland Clinic Florida, a branch of Cleveland Clinic, is seeking a 4th year extern interested in providing care for adult and geriatric populations in a very fast-paced multi-specialty clinic setting. The opportunity includes a collaboration with the neuro-otology clinic, surgical observations (if desired), ample experiences with cutting-edge amplification from all major manufacturers and medical diagnostic audiology. We offer comprehensive vestibular evaluations including videonystagmography (VNG), rotary chair, vHIT, oVEMP, cVEMP, ECoG, and ABR while working closely with physical therapy to coordinate vestibular rehabilitation.
The extern will work with an AuD audiologist, several ENTs and 3rd-year doctoral student. They will have opportunities to shadow in other disciplines such as physical therapy, participate in ototoxic monitoring and in-patient hospital audiograms/bedside exams.
Interest in aspects of medical audiology and amplification
Interests in vestibular diagnostics
Spanish language skills are an additional plus
Primary Practice Setting:
Hospital Multi-specialty medical center
Number of Audiologists at the site:
0 FTE Masters Degree 3 FTE Au.D. 0 FTE Ph.D. 0 FTE Other Doctorate (ScD) 0 FTE professional support staff (technicians/audiometric assistants) 1 FTE Clerical Support Staff
Number of Audiology Students each year:
0 1st year AuD Clinical Rotations 0 2nd year 3 3rd year 1 4th year Externships
Will interview travel be compensated?
Continuing education opportunities?
Yes Grand rounds in general medical fields and some in-service provision to other medical and support personnel
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:
Basic audiological diagnostic skills and amplification fitting
Externship site expects the extern to learn/demonstrate these skills during their clinical externship:
Amplification/aural rehabilitation and vestibular diagnosis
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:
As needed per university requirements
Letters of Recommendation Resume Personal Review Phone interview Letter of request/intent Personal interview a plus, but not mandatory, and depends on applicant's circumstances
Steps for the student/university to follow in the application process:
Please contact Dr. Inna Silver directly via e-mail at email@example.com with short message, followed by letter of interest and CV
Contact Person: (preceptor, supervisor or extern coordinator)
Cleveland Clinic Florida, located in Weston and West Palm Beach, is a not-for-profit, multi-specialty, academic medical center that integrates clinical and hospital care with research and education. Cleveland Clinic Florida has more than 215 physicians with expertise in 40 specialties. The medical campus is fully integrated and includes diagnostic centers, outpatient surgery and a 24-hour emergency department located in the state-of-the-art hospital. Cleveland Clinic Florida is ranked as one of the Top 5 Hospitals in South Florida and is the highest-ranked hospital in Broward County for two years in a row according to U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals 2013-2014 metro area rankings.
Cleveland Clinic Florida is an integral part of Cleveland Clinic Ohio, where providing outstanding patient care is based upon the principles of cooperation, compassion and innovation. Physicians at Cleveland Clinic are experts in the treatment of complex conditions that are difficult to diagnose.