The Audiology Department at Wake Forest Baptist Health offers comprehensive diagnostic testing for patients from birth through adulthood, as well as cutting edge amplification options. Our staff includes 16 audiologists who are committed to providing quality care to individuals with all degrees of hearing loss. We all enjoy teaching and working with students.
In order to meet the unique needs of both children and adults, we have three clinic sites. Our clinic located at the main hospital provides diagnostic and intervention services for children, including newborns. Services at the main hospital also include sedated and non-sedated ABRs, auditory processing evaluations, pediatric cochlear implants, osseointegrated devices, and hearing aids. Our clinic located in the Medical Plaza Miller Street facility, offers diagnostic and rehabilitative care for the adult population including hearing aids, osseointegrated devices, cochlear implants, tinnitus assessment and management, and vestibular assessment. The Clemmons office offers both adult and pediatric services.
Following the application process, students who are being considered for the externship will be invited for a virtual interview. You will also have the opportunity to speak with our current students who can offer information about their externship experience prior to the interview.
There will be 2 positions available where the students alternate weekly between the adult and pediatric clinics.
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center (www.wakehealth.edu) is a nationally recognized, fully integrated academic medical center and health system located in central North Carolina. The Medical Center consists of the clinical health system, tertiary hospitals, the School of Medicine, a research enterprise, Wake Forest Innovation Quarter, a network of affiliated community-based hospitals, physician practices and outpatient services. With more than 13,000 employees based in the Winston-Salem, N.C., area, our mission is to improve the health of the region, state and nation through patient care, research and education.
Thank you for considering our externship site!
Primary Practice Setting:
University medical center
Number of Audiologists at the site:
3 FTE Masters Degree 13 FTE Au.D. 0 FTE Ph.D. 0 FTE Other Doctorate (ScD) 1 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 3 3rd year 2 4th year Externships
Will interview travel be compensated?
Continuing education opportunities?
Yes Students are encouraged to participate in continuing education opportunities when available.
Expected hours/days a week:
Travel to satellite centers required?
Yes approximately 10 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:
Externship site expects the extern to learn/demonstrate these skills during their clinical externship:
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:
Periodic grading and communication as needed.
9/10/2020 by 5pm EST
Letters of Recommendation Resume Transcript Letter of request/intent
Steps for the student/university to follow in the application process:
Please e-mail or mail your resume, 3 letters of recommendation, and graduate school transcripts to Elaine Orcutt (email@example.com) and Lisa Arguello (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Contact Person: (preceptor, supervisor or extern coordinator)
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center (WakeHealth.edu) is a nationally recognized, fully integrated academic medical center and health system located in central North Carolina. The Medical Center consists of the clinical health system and tertiary hospitals, the school of medicine, a research enterprise, Wake Forest Innovation Quarter, and a network of affiliated community-based hospitals, physician practices and outpatient services. With more than 13,000 employees based in the Winston-Salem, N.C., area, our mission is to improve the health of the region, state and nation through patient care, research and education.
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