The University of Virginia Health System Audiology Division offers 4th-year Audiology doctoral students a wide range of clinical experiences, including general diagnostics for both pediatric and adult populations, electrophysiological assessments, cochlear implant evaluation, programming, and follow-up; hearing aid evaluation, programming, fitting, repair, and follow-up; vestibular evaluation and rehabilitation; auditory processing evaluation; tinnitus evaluation and management, intraoperative monitoring; as well as working with patients that may be unique to an academic medical center with an active otology/neurotology practice.
This is a 1-year fellowship experience.
Enrollment in accredited Audiology doctoral program
Completion of all university 4th-year academic and clinical prerequisites
Successful completion of Praxis exam (preferred)
Clinical competency in basic audiologic assessment and intervention
Clinical experience with adult and pediatric populations
Clinical initiative and strong desire to further education and knowledge in the field of audiology
Primary Practice Setting:
University medical center
Number of Audiologists at the site:
2 FTE Masters Degree 7 FTE Au.D. 3 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 0 2nd year 0 3rd year 3 4th year Externships
Will interview travel be compensated?
Continuing education opportunities?
Yes The University hosts a number of high quality workshops, seminars, lectures and conferences each year.
June 1, 2021
Expected hours/days a week:
8 hrs/day; 5 days/wk
Travel to satellite centers required?
Yes We provide audiological services for The Children's Medical Center and a satellite ENT office; both locations are approximately 3 miles from our main office.
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 audiometric testing Masking (air, bone & speech) Immittance measures & acoustic reflex testing Conducting case history interview Generating professionally written reports
Externship site expects the extern to learn/demonstrate these skills during their clinical externship:
Mastery of basic audiometric testing; Proficiency in all aspects of hearing aids(adult and pediatric); Proficiency in evoked potentials; Proficiency in cochlear implants; Proficiency in auditory processing eval; Proficiency in vestibular assessment; Competence in intraoperative monitoring; Competence in tinnitus management
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:
Use of university evaluation forms for periodic assessment of student performance.
Letters of Recommendation Resume Transcript Phone interview Letter of request/intent
Steps for the student/university to follow in the application process:
Submit complete application packet via e-mail.
Contact Person: (preceptor, supervisor or extern coordinator)
The Audiology Division at the University of Virginia Health System offers 4th-year doctoral students a wide range of clinical experiences, including adult and pediatric assessment; cochlear implant evaluation, programming and follow-up; hearing aid evaluation, programming, fitting, repair, and follow-up; auditory electrophysiology; vestibular evaluation and rehabilitation; tinnitus evaluation and management, as well as working with patients that may be unique to an academic medical center with an active otology/neurotology practice.