The Department of Audiology at UNC Hospitals offers 12 month, full-time 4th year Au.D. externship(s) providing AuD students a well-rounded experience with the opportunity to work with a wide variety of patient populations with a range of hearing disorders. This position is for externship with an adult audiology focus.
Interested applicants should submit Curriculum Vitae/Resume and 2-3 Letters of Recommendation to Andrea Bucker, AuD via email to Andrea.Bucker@unchealth.unc.edu by 9/11/20.
For consideration, applicants must have completed initial 3 years of their Au.D. program and have a strong academic and clinical background.
Primary Practice Setting:
University medical center
Number of Audiologists at the site:
0 FTE Masters Degree 9 FTE Au.D. 0 FTE Ph.D. 0 FTE Other Doctorate (ScD) 2 FTE professional support staff (technicians/audiometric assistants) 2 FTE Clerical Support Staff
Number of Audiology Students each year:
3 1st year AuD Clinical Rotations 3 2nd year 3 3rd year 3 4th year Externships
None Paid hourly as student interns (non-exempt, temp employees)
Will interview travel be compensated?
Continuing education opportunities?
Expected hours/days a week:
Travel to satellite centers required?
Yes ~15 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:
• Caseload/responsibilities: Applicants can expect a well-rounded placement, offering experience with both pediatric and adults patients. Full supervision with increasing independence. This 4th year position offers experience in the following areas: o Adult Cochlear Implant Program: patients are evaluated to determine candidacy for cochlear implantation. Patients undergoing cochlear implantation receive extensive pre-operative counseling and post-operative care. In addition, our adult cochlear implant program is actively involved in clinical research. o Adult Hearing Aid Dispensing Program: patients are evaluated to determine candidacy for amplification and are counseled regarding current hearing aid technology. Patients undergoing fitting of hearing aids receive extensive counseling and follow-up care. o ENT coverage / Diagnostics: the Department of Audiology works collaboratively with attending physicians and residents from UNC's Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery to provide audiology diagnostic evaluations for adult and pediatric outpatient populations with a wide variety of hearing disorders in a high-paced environment.
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 We collaborate with UNC School of Medicine in cochlear implant clinical research.
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:
Regular communication - frequency may depend on student.
Letters of Recommendation Resume Phone interview Letter of request/intent
Steps for the student/university to follow in the application process:
For consideration, submit Curriculum Vitae/Resume and 2-3 Letters of Recommendation to Andrea Bucker, AuD via email to Andrea.Bucker@unchealth.unc.edu by 9/11/20.
Contact Person: (preceptor, supervisor or extern coordinator)
UNC Hospitals is located in Chapel Hill, NC. UNC Hospital’s Department of Audiology provides a full range of diagnostic and therapeutic services to inpatient and outpatient populations.
Our department consists of 20 audiologists who work collaboratively with UNC's Department of Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery, all with the common mission to provide outstanding hearing care to all of our patients and their families. Our department's services are currently offered at four clinical locations: N.C. Children's Hospital, UNC Hospitals Audiology at Meadowmont, UNC Hospitals Hearing & Voice Center at Carolina Crossing and UNC Hospitals Audiology at Pittsboro. We are expanding our footprint in North Carolina with a new clinic in Wake County (anticipated opening Aug 2020), and UNC Hospitals Audiology at Lake Boone Trail.