Wake Forest Baptist Health is a pre-eminent academic health system based in Winston Salem, North Carolina. Wake Forest Baptist is made up of two main components, the first of which is an integrated clinical system that is anchored by Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, an 885-bed tertiary care hospital in Winston Salem- that includes Brenner Children’s Hospital, five community hospitals, more than 350 primary and specialty care locations, and more than 2500 physicians. The second component is Wake Forest School of Medicine, which is a recognized leader in experiential medical education and groundbreaking research that includes Wake Forest Innovations, a commercialization enterprise focused on advancing healthcare through new media technologies and biomedical discovery. The vision of Wake Forest Baptist Health as a whole is to promote better health for all through collaboration, excellent, and innovation.
The Audiology Department at Wake Forest Baptist Health is part of the Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery and offers comprehensive diagnostic testing and treatment for individuals across the lifespan. Our team includes 16 audiologists who are committed to providing quality, family-centered care and the use of best practices. We have three audiology locations that our fourth year externs have the opportunity to rotate through on a regular basis. Our pediatric clinic is located inside of the main hospital, and provides both inpatient and outpatient services to infants and children. Services performed at this location include: pediatric diagnostics, sedated and non-sedated ABRs, auditory processing evaluations, pediatric cochlear implants, osseointegrated devices, and inpatient newborn hearing care. Our adult clinic is located in Winston Salem across from the main hospital, and provides diagnostic and rehabilitative care for the adult population including hearing aids, osseointegrated devices, cochlear implants, tinnitus assessment and management, and vestibular assessment. Our third clinic is located 15 minutes west of the city in Clemmons, and services both pediatrics and adults. Services provided at that location include: adult and pediatric diagnostics, hearing aids, osseointegrated devices, and cochlear implants.
There are two externship positions available; externs will alternate weekly between the adult and pediatric clinics, with one day every week at the Clemmons satellite clinic. Approximate division of patient experience is 50% adults, 50% pediatrics. A stipend is provided on a monthly basis and does not include benefits.
Thank you for your interest in our externship program. We look forward to reviewing your application!
Primary Practice Setting:
University medical center
Number of Audiologists at the site:
3 FTE Masters Degree 13 FTE Au.D. 0 FTE Ph.D. 0 FTE Other Doctorate (ScD) 2 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 3 3rd year 2 4th year Externships
Will interview travel be compensated?
Continuing education opportunities?
Yes Students are encouraged to participate in continuing education opportunities when available.
Expected hours/days a week:
Travel to satellite centers required?
Yes approximately 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:
Externship site expects the extern to learn/demonstrate these skills during their clinical externship:
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:
Periodic grading and communication as needed.
9/9/2021 by 5pm EST
Letters of Recommendation Resume Transcript Letter of request/intent
Steps for the student/university to follow in the application process:
Please e-mail your resume, 3 letters of recommendation, and graduate school transcripts to Elaine Orcutt (email@example.com).
Contact Person: (preceptor, supervisor or extern coordinator)
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center (WakeHealth.edu) is a nationally recognized, fully integrated academic medical center and health system located in central North Carolina. The Medical Center consists of the clinical health system and tertiary hospitals, the school of medicine, a research enterprise, Wake Forest Innovation Quarter, and a network of affiliated community-based hospitals, physician practices and outpatient services. With more than 13,000 employees based in the Winston-Salem, N.C., area, our mission is to improve the health of the region, state and nation through patient care, research and education.
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