The Division of Audiology at Penn Medicine is offering a 12-month 4th year Doctor of Audiology externship position.
We are a fast-paced clinic within a medical setting, primarily serving an adult population. We offer a well-rounded externship experience with a full range of diagnostic and rehabilitative services including: amplification, implantable devices, and vestibular testing. More information regarding our practice can be found at: https://www.pennmedicine.org/for-patients-and-visitors/find-a-program-or-service/ear-nose-and-throat/general-audiology
We seek motivated applicants with diverse range of clinical experience, who are team players.
Placement is pending the establishment of a student affiliation agreement between Penn Medicine and the respective program. Upon a candidate's acceptance of the position, the program will be required to provide a list of the year's clinical goals and objectives. The student affiliation agreement must be executed prior to the externship start date.
Per hospital policy, the extern will be required to provide the following: background check & child abuse clearance, immunization records (including flu and Covid 19 vaccine)
Primary Practice Setting:
Hospital University medical center
Number of Audiologists at the site:
0 FTE Masters Degree 14 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:
0 1st year AuD Clinical Rotations 0 2nd year 0 3rd year 1 4th year Externships
Will interview travel be compensated?
Continuing education opportunities?
May-June of 2022
Expected hours/days a week:
Travel to satellite centers required?
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 audiologic diagnostic skills including audiometric testing, immittance, OAEs - hearing aid fitting/check - interpretation and management of hearing disorders - appropriate documentation skills
While not required, previous clinical experience in the following areas are preferred: - implantable devices - vestibular diagnostics
Externship site expects the extern to learn/demonstrate these skills during their clinical externship:
- build on existing clinical skills and refine patient care in diagnosis and treatment - gain exposure to medical audiology - independently practice in an interdisciplinary medical clinic
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:
- clear outline of expectations from clinical externship - timely request for grading and pertinent assessment forms for extern
September 10, 2021
Letters of Recommendation Resume Transcript Phone interview Letter of request/intent Other Virtual and/or in-person interview
Steps for the student/university to follow in the application process:
Please send a cover letter, resume, transcript (unofficial transcripts are acceptable), 3 letters of recommendation (submitted directly by faculty members and/or preceptors; at least 2 of the letters must be from previous clinical supervisors). All application material should be emailed to:
Early submission is recommended. Shortly after the application deadline, phone interviews will be conducted, followed by a round of virtual and/or in-person interviews. Incomplete applications after the deadline will not be considered.
Contact Person: (preceptor, supervisor or extern coordinator)