U.S. Army offers four 4th Year AuD Externship positions at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC), Bethesda, MD. **** Requires a total 4 year commitment to the Army: 1 year externship at WRNMMC & 3 year follow-on assigment as US Army audiologist.Students accepted into this externship position can expect a well-rounded externship experience with patients of all ages in the areas of: diagnostic audiology, amplification, evoked potentials, tinnitus assessment and management (individual and group), vestibular evaluations, auditory processing evaluations, cochlear implants, Bahas, hearing conservation, multi-disciplinary teams (TBI, dizziness and cranio-facial) and research.Army audiologist duties include: Army Hearing Program management (clinical services, hearing conservation, hearing readiness, and operational services), leadership and educational briefings (re: Army Hearing Program)
Complete an application packet with an Army Health Care RECRUITER for Army Audiology Externship Program:http://www.healthcare.goarmy.com
Application packet requirements: Army DCA application, physical exam, letters of recommendation (up to 5), motivational statement and transcripts - entire application handled by recruiter. Recommend correspondence with Dr. Robin Pinto at WRNMMC during this process.
Completion of 1 month Direct Commission Course at Ft Sill, OK (June) prior to starting clinical work in Bethesda, MD at WRNMMC (July)
Primary Practice Setting:
Hospital Multi-specialty medical center
Number of Audiologists at the site:
0 FTE Masters Degree 11 FTE Au.D. 0 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 1 3rd year 2 4th year Externships
Salary Living expenses Benefits Other – Please Describe Re-location reimbursement provided
Will interview travel be compensated?
30 days per year
Continuing education opportunities?
Yes - Hearing aid trainings - Grand rounds - Joint Defense & Veterans Audiology Conference - Vestibular and Auditory military workshops - CAOHC course director training
Expected hours/days a week:
5 days per week
Travel to satellite centers required?
Yes Occasional travel to other sites within the national capital region (within 50 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:
- diagnostic audiology - hearing aid fitting
Externship site expects the extern to learn/demonstrate these skills during their clinical externship:
- Demonstrate initiative & leadership - Learn military customs and maintain physical fitness - Hone public speaking skills and leadership skills - Improve clinical decision making - Learn the Army Hearing Program - Increase understanding and skills related to military audiology, vestibular assessment, cohclear implants/Bahas, central auditory processing, tinnitus assessment and management, pediatric assessment
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 Large (separate) research section dedicated to auditory reserach. Students have the opportunity to participate in research activities.
Consortium or collaborative arrangements with other sites?
Yes - Occupational Health (2 FTE audiologists)- located on base - Multi-disciplinary approach to pediatric, TBI and vestibular patients - US Army Public Health Command, Aberdeen MD - USMC Base, Quantico VA
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 assessment of student's skills
Letters of Recommendation Resume Transcript Phone interview Letter of request/intent Other - US Army application - Physical exam
**COMPLETE ALL APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS VIA ARMY HEALTHCARE RECRUITER**
Steps for the student/university to follow in the application process:
Student: US AMEDD Army RECRUITER. Recruiter:healthcare.goarmy.com Externship supervisor at WRNMMC: Robin.L.Pinto.firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact Person: (preceptor, supervisor or extern coordinator)
2 openings. Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Additional Salary Information: + BAH (basic allowance of housing) pay for Washington, DC Metro AreaMonthly: $2, 2127 - $2,433
About US Army - Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
Diverse audiology externship while serving the military and their family.
Application to active duty U. S. Army required for the 4th year externship. USA AMEDD recruiter will assist with the application. There is a 3 year service obligation as an active duty audiologist after the externship.
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