UMass Memorial Medical Center Audiology Department offers a comprehensive externship including diagnostic and rehabilitative options spanning all ages from infants through geriatrics. We provide externs with the experience necessary to become independent clinicians in all aspects of audiology.
This is a 12-month full time externship position consisting of 4-10 hour days. The extern will rotate through two different locations obtaining a well-rounded externship experience in a busy diverse medical center. Externs will routinely collaborate with the Otolaryngology department to deliver holistic patient centered care.
Experience will entail:
-ENT clinics (Neuro-Otology and Pediatric Clinics)
-Adult/Pediatric full diagnostic evaluations
-Hearing aid fitting and programming
-Implantable device (Osseo-integrated, Cochlear Implants) consultation, activation, and optimization.
-Other experiences may include participation in OR surgical cases, a multi-disciplinary Craniofacial Clinic, and Grand Rounds.
Bachelor's Degree is required. Applicant must be currently enrolled in an accredited clinical Audiology doctorate (Au.D.) program. Academic requirements for degree completion must be met prior to starting the 4th year externship.
- Cover letter
- Up to date CV/Resume
- Up to date transcript
- 3 letters of recommendation (1 from a professor, 2 from current/previous clinical supervisors)
Please submit all application requirements through e-mail to
Application deadline: October 1st, 2019.
Primary Practice Setting:
University medical center
Number of Audiologists at the site:
1 FTE Masters Degree 11 FTE Au.D. 0 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:
1 1st year AuD Clinical Rotations 4 2nd year 4 3rd year 2 4th year Externships
Other – Please Describe
Will interview travel be compensated?
Continuing education opportunities?
Yes Hearing aid and cochlear implant manufacturer meetings. Grand Rounds presentations.
Expected hours/days a week:
Travel to satellite centers required?
Yes Within 10 minute drive
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:
Otoscopy Pure tone audiometry Otoacoustic Emission Tympanometry
Externship site expects the extern to learn/demonstrate these skills during their clinical externship:
Hearing aid consultations Hearing aid fittings Cochlear implant evaluations and mapping Baha evaluation and programming Vestibular testing and interpretation Electrophysiology testing and interpretation
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:
To be available to communicate as needed.
October 1, 2020
Letters of Recommendation Resume Transcript Personal Review Phone interview Letter of request/intent
Steps for the student/university to follow in the application process:
Apply by sending all materials to email address provided Ensure phone and email are accurate
Contact Person: (preceptor, supervisor or extern coordinator)