Michigan Medicine (The University of Michigan Health System), Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery in Ann Arbor, MI is seeking applicants for an audiology externship for the 2021-2022 term. This is a 12-month, 4-day per week externship beginning on or around June 1, 2021. Michigan Medicine is a large, regional medical center serving patients and families from across the state of Michigan. Our department is comprised of 38 physicians (including 6 otologists), 4 physician assistants, 8 speech pathologists, and 5 locations providing audiology services with 26 audiologists on staff. Externs will rotate through facilities within a 10-mile radius of the main medical campus.
Externs at Michigan Medicine will gain extensive clinical experience in a wide variety of audiologic services including behavioral and electrophysiological diagnostic hearing evaluations of infants, children, and adults; hearing aid services (pediatric and adult); cochlear implant candidacy evaluations and post-operative management (pediatric and adult); vestibular evaluation and rehabilitation (pediatric and adult); intraoperative monitoring; bone anchored hearing systems (pediatric and adult); tinnitus management; interdisciplinary evaluation of children with multiple disabilities and unique medical conditions; educational audiology outreach; and ototoxic monitoring.
We are seeking applicants who demonstrate excellent interpersonal and communication skills and are motivated to provide exceptional audiology care to patients and families. The audiology extern candidate must be enrolled in an accredited Doctor of Audiology program and must have met all requirements for graduation with the exception of the Externship year. Extern applicants should demonstrate the ability to work within a fast-paced setting, have a strong work ethic, and have high professional standards and ethics.
The Michigan Medicine Audiology Externship Application deadline is October 5, 2020. Required application materials include:
Letter of interest
Three letters of reference
Unofficial graduate transcript
It is preferred that application packets be sent electronically to our Educational Coordinator, Marianne Servoss at firstname.lastname@example.org. Application materials should be submitted as a single PDF file; however, letters of recommendation may be sent separately. Virtual interviews will be conducted the weeks of Oct 19th and Nov 2, with final decisions made by mid-November.
Primary Practice Setting:
University medical center
Number of Audiologists at the site:
4 FTE Masters Degree 18 FTE Au.D. 4 FTE Ph.D. 0 FTE Other Doctorate (ScD) 5 FTE professional support staff (technicians/audiometric assistants) 6 FTE Clerical Support Staff
Number of Audiology Students each year:
0 1st year AuD Clinical Rotations 0 2nd year 0 3rd year 0 4th year Externships
Will interview travel be compensated?
Continuing education opportunities?
June 1, 2021
Expected hours/days a week:
4 days (8-10 hrs)
Travel to satellite centers required?
Yes Within 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:
Basic audiologic assessments: Otoscopy Pure-tone air and bone conduction Speech audiometry Immittance testing
Externship site expects the extern to learn/demonstrate these skills during their clinical externship:
Comprehensive audiologic assessments for adults and children Hearing aid selection and fitting for adults and children Bone-anchored devices Tinnitus management Cochlear implants Vestibular evaluation and rehabilitation Electrophysiology Intraoperative Monitoring
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 This is not required, however interested students may inquire about research opportunities.
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:
We would expect clear guidance in terms of what skills will be necessary for the student to achieve during their externship year. Guidance and assistance with online systems for clinical assessments and logging of clinical practicum hours would be appreciated. We would like to keep an open line of communication with the home program in the event that additional support or remediation becomes necessary.
October 5, 2020
Letters of Recommendation Resume Transcript Letter of request/intent
Steps for the student/university to follow in the application process:
Application packets should be sent electronically to our Educational Coordinator, Marianne Servoss, at email@example.com. Application materials should be submitted as a single PDF file; however, letters of recommendation may be sent separately.
Contact Person: (preceptor, supervisor or extern coordinator)
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