Our program has been awarded a funded fourth year placement and are accepting applications for the 2021-22 externship year. This is a full-time position with benefits and runs approximately from July 2021-July 2022.
Our hospital is located in the heart of Midtown Detroit and is surrounded by restaurants and shopping. There are many things to do within a short walk or drive from our facility, including The Detroit Institute of Arts, The Michigan Science Center and The Detroit Opera House to name a few. We are neighbors with the local research college, Wayne State University, which hosts a medical and law school and can be a great opportunity to share rent with other graduate students. The river front in downtown Detroit and Belle Isle Park are great places for biking, walking and running, and our international neighbors, Canada, are just a tunnel or bridge crossing away.Michigan is a great place to spend all four seasons, with options of skiing, camping, fishing and swimming among the clean Great Lakes.
Our Audiology clinic includes eight audiologists and one health technician. Audiology services provided are audiological assessments, hearing aid selections and fittings,to include BAHA,with Verifit 2 real ear measurement, ENG/VNG to include Posturography and Rotary Chair, evoked potentials testing to include ABR, ECoG, VEMPs and ENoG, as well as full diagnostic and screening OAEs. We also provide telehealth services for hearing aid fittings and hearing aid checks.
Completion of two to three years (depending on program length) in an accredited Au.D. program.
Primary Practice Setting:
VA medical center
Number of Audiologists at the site:
0 FTE Masters Degree 8 FTE Au.D. 0 FTE Ph.D. 0 FTE Other Doctorate (ScD) 1 FTE professional support staff (technicians/audiometric assistants) 1 FTE Clerical Support Staff
Number of Audiology Students each year:
0 1st year AuD Clinical Rotations 0 2nd year 1 3rd year 1 4th year Externships
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 knowledge of audiological assessment, basic knowledge of hearing aid orientation and selection, basic knowledge of vestibular assessment, basic knowledge of evoked potential assessment, clinical and personal professionalism
Externship site expects the extern to learn/demonstrate these skills during their clinical externship:
Further knowledge and growth in aspects of audiological assessment and interpretation, hearing aid orientations, selections and checks, vestibular assessment and interpretation, evoked potential assessment and interpretation, report writing, extensive counseling skills, time management skills, further aspects of professionalism as needed
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:
February 1, 2021
Letters of Recommendation Resume Other Cover letter
Steps for the student/university to follow in the application process:
Email complete application--cover letter, resume and two letters of recommendation
Contact Person: (preceptor, supervisor or extern coordinator)