We are proud to announce a 4th year audiology doctoral extern position is available at the VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System (VAPHS).
The position provides clinical rotations through both the University Drive and H.J. Heinz divisionsof the VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System as well as our 4 community-based outpatient clinics (CBOCs).
The University Drive division is a Level 1a (highest complexity) acute care hospital. We offer comprehensive diagnostic and rehabilitative audiology services including:
Diagnostic audiologic evaluations
Hearing aid evaluations, fittings, and maintenance
Assistive listening devices and accessories
Balance testing including: rotational chair, VNG, VHIT, and posturography
Electrophysiology including ABR, ECochG, and cVEMP
Comprehensive cochlear implant services
Auditory processing testing and treatment
Complete tinnitus testing and treatment including TRT
Audiologic rehabilitation and tinnitus management classes
VAPHS has a robust research program. Trainees are afforded the opportunity to develop and complete Quality Improvement projects during their externship year. VAPHS externs also attend a weekly Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center (GRECC) meeting providing interdisciplinary education.
Our state-of-the-art facility is staffed by dedicated audiologists with a passion for providing high level clinical education to the audiology externs.
If you are interested in this exciting opportunity, please email your letter of interest and resume
to Dr. Maureen Wargo at firstname.lastname@example.org
Primary Practice Setting:
VA medical center
Number of Audiologists at the site:
3 FTE Masters Degree 16 FTE Au.D. 1 FTE Ph.D. 0 FTE Other Doctorate (ScD) 0 FTE professional support staff (technicians/audiometric assistants) 3 FTE Clerical Support Staff
Number of Audiology Students each year:
0 1st year AuD Clinical Rotations 6 2nd year 3 3rd year 4 4th year Externships
Will interview travel be compensated?
Continuing education opportunities?
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 diagnostic and rehabilitation skills
Externship site expects the extern to learn/demonstrate these skills during their clinical externship:
comprehensive audiology 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?
Yes Univ of Pittsburgh
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:
will arrange following placement
Letters of Recommendation Resume
Steps for the student/university to follow in the application process:
email Dr Wargo
Contact Person: (preceptor, supervisor or extern coordinator)