The Department of Audiology at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, a specialty, Harvard teaching hospital, is now accepting applications for fourth-year AuD externship training. Externs will provide comprehensive audiologic assessment and rehabilitation services to patients of all ages at the Mass Eye and Ear main hospital in Boston, MA. Externs are encouraged to take advantage of the many continuing education opportunities available through the various clinical departments and research laboratories.
We seek highly-motivated individuals who will participate fully in this busy and challenging, but exceptional training environment. Positions are full time, 12 month, and will begin June 2019.
Mass Eye and Ear expects the extern to have mastered these skills before they begin their clinical externship:
Taking a case history
Behavioral audiometry with adults and older children
Acoustic admittance testing, including tympanometry and acoustic reflexes
Otoacoustic emissions testing
Basic evoked response skills
Basic hearing aid skills
Basic report writing
Mass Eye and Ear expects the extern to learn/demonstrate certain skills during their clinical externship. This includes competence in and informed performance of the following:
Behavioral audiometry with young children
Hearing aid selection, fitting, rehabilitative and device follow-up; includes exposure to various assistive and implantable devices
Newborn hearing screening
Assessment of various electrophysiologic responses, including basic suprathreshold auditory evoked response, clinical VEMP; will have some exposure to threshold evaluation using auditory evoked response
Cochlear implant; includes exposure to evaluations, programming, rehabilitative and device follow-up
Exposure to intraoperative monitoring of selected neural responses
Patient counseling re: diagnostic test results, recommendations, rehabilitation, and referrals for additional services
Clear and concise report writing
Clinical opportunities that will be given to the extern:
Hearing Screenings: Occasionally
Pediatric evaluations: infant/toddler: Everyday
Pediatric evaluations: school-age: Everyday
Adult hearing evaluations: Everyday
Acoustic Reflexes: Regularly
Evoked potential assessments: Regularly
Otoacoustic emissions: Everyday
Industrial/hearing conservation: Occasionally
Vestibular assessments (VEMP): Regularly
Vestibular rehabilitation: Never
Hearing aids dispensed: Everyday
Hearing aid selection/fitting: Everyday
Audiologic rehabilitation (group or individualized): Rarely
Cochlear implant evaluations: Regularly
Cochlear implant rehabilitation: Rarely
Tinnitus assessments: Rarely
Tinnitus rehabilitation: Rarely
Cerumen management: Never
Financial arrangements will include a $16,000 annual stipend (non-negotiable) with 10 days of time off for use as needed with an additional 5 days off that can be used for education purposes.
Research opportunities will be determined on an individual basis and as appropriate projects are available. Continuing education opportunities will be available in the form of numerous audiology-, otolaryngology- and research lab-sponsored clinical and research seminars throughout the year. Travel to satellite centers required will not be required.
Application Deadline and Requirements: October 1, 2018
Letter of request/intent
Three Letters of Recommendation
Transcript (unofficial copies are acceptable)
Steps for the student/university to follow in the application process:
Application materials (letter of intent, current resume, 3 letters of recommendation and transcripts - unofficial copies fine) should be sent to Medical Administrative Assistant, Jacqulyn Ramos by email Jacqulyn_Ramos@meei.harvard.edu, or regular surface mail:
Department of Audiology Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary
Attn: Mandy Theisen, Au.D.
Encl: Externship Application Materials
243 Charles Street
Boston, MA 02114
Note: E-mail addresses contain an “underscore” and not a hyphen.
Additional Salary Information: Financial arrangements will include a $16,000 annual stipend (non-negotiable) with 10 days of time off for use as needed with an additional 5 days off that can be used for education purposes.
Internal Number: 0001
About Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary
About Massachusetts Eye and Ear Mass. Eye and Ear clinicians and scientists are driven by a mission to find cures for blindness, deafness and diseases of the head and neck. Now united with Schepens Eye Research Institute, Mass. Eye and Ear is the world's largest vision and hearing research center, developing new treatments and cures through discovery and innovation. Mass. Eye and Ear is a Harvard Medical School teaching hospital and trains future medical leaders in ophthalmology and otolaryngology, through residency as well as clinical and research fellowships. Internationally acclaimed since its founding in 1824, Mass. Eye and Ear employs full-time, board-certified physicians who offer high-quality and affordable specialty care that ranges from the routine to the very complex. In the 2016–2017 “Best Hospitals Survey,” U.S. News & World Report ranked Mass. Eye and Ear #1 in the nation for ear, nose and throat care and #1 in New England for eye care. For more information about life-changing care and research, or to learn how you can help, please visit MassEyeAndEar.org.
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