Final Year Externship - Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland Ohio
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
Type: Full Time
Preferred Education: 4 Year Degree
Primary Practice Setting:
Community medical center
Multi-specialty medical center
4 Year Degree
12 openings available.
Cleveland Clinic Section of Audiology offers a 52-week externship experience that begins mid-May, commencing with a half-week orientation and onboarding process. Pending funding, a small stipend is awarded and disbursed to the extern by their academic institution. The externship experience includes approximately five clinical rotations, including rotations at the Cleveland Clinic Main Campus as well as at a number of the seven Family Health Centers (satellite clinics) in the Cleveland area. Externs gain experience with a variety of clinical services at both our Main Campus and Family Health Center locations. This multi-site externship program offers not only a wealth of clinical experiences: it also provides exposure to diverse patient populations, opportunities to participate in interdisciplinary clinics, and collaboration with multiple preceptors over the course of the year. Clinical practicum experiences will include:
Adult and pediatric audiologic behavioral assessment
Adult and pediatric audiologic management, including hearing aid services and assistive listening/FM technologies;
Adult and pediatric hearing implant services, including cochlear implants and osseointegrated implants
Electrophysiology across the lifespan in clinic and the OR, including newborn diagnostics (ABR, ASSR, DPOAEs), electrocochleography, VEMPs, NRT/I, and potentially exposure to intraoperative monitoring;
Vestibular assessment (videonystagmography, rotational chair, head impulse testing, functional measures) and vestibular therapy;
Auditory based therapy
Clinical and surgical observations with neurotology
Participation in multidisciplinary clinics and shared medical appointments
Externs may prepare and present several presentations throughout the year in the form of Journal Clubs, Lectures, Grand Rounds, and/or Evidence-Based Projects. The specific projects vary from year to year.
Constructive feedback will be provided to the extern during each rotation on a frequent basis determined by the preceptor and extern. An informal evaluation occurs mid-rotation with a written formative evaluation conducted at the end of each clinical rotation.
Externs are provided with personal time off in addition to six national holidays.
Yes, the Section of Audiology has monthly continuing education opportunities and training sessions for the externs.
One page response to this question: Design your ideal fourth year externship. What specific experiences and opportunities are you looking for and how do these align with your professional goals? note: we ask for 3 letters of recommendation
Letters of Recommendation,Resume,Other
The externship experience is considered pre-professional year to provide students with the requisite skills for ongoing learning after the completion of formal education and clinical training. Pre-professionals will demonstrate independence in diagnostic and rehabilitative skills expected of a new practitioner.
Julie Honaker, PhD
Demonstrate knowledge and skills in diagnostic audiology (behavioral hearing testing).
Northeast Ohio AuD Consortium
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Application Process: We are participating in the Audiology Clinical Education Network and adhering to proposed timeline:
The academic institution must make the initial contact. All correspondence will be between Dr. Julie Honaker (firstname.lastname@example.org) and the clinical placement coordinator at the academic institution. Once the academic program has agreed to our requirements, students should submit a cover letter, resume, and letters of recommendations (3) by September 23, 2022. The application will be reviewed, and the student will be notified by September 30, 2022 as to whether an invitation to interview is extended or not. Virtual interviews will take before October 21, 2022, and offers will be extended beginning on October 24, 2022.
Feedback on evaluations/due dates
Acceptance of applications to the externship program are conditional upon the agreement of the academic institution to the externship program requirements outlined in this document. Please address any questions or concerns to externship program coordinator, Julie Honaker, PhD (email@example.com).
The academic institution must agree to the following terms:
Pending funding, Cleveland Clinic provides a small stipend to audiology externs. The stipend must be paid to the academic institution and cannot be paid directly to the extern by Cleveland Clinic. The academic institution will be responsible disbursing the stipend to the extern.
There may be a fee for establishing the Clinical Affiliation Agreement between the academic institution and Cleveland Clinic; payment of this fee which will be the responsibility of the academic institution. The fee is currently $500.00 and is subject to change without notice.
A fee of $50.00 will be incurred for each extern to cover the cost of onboarding. Payment of this $50.00 fee must be made by the academic institution by the end of the first semester of the externship (December 2023). Externs will not be invoiced by the Clinic for this fee as the fee is the responsibility of the academic institution. This is non-negotiable.
The extern must maintain general liability and professional liability insurance in the amounts of not less than ONE MILLION DOLLARS ($1,000,000) per occurrence and THREE MILLION DOLLARS ($3,000,000) in the annual aggregate.
Cleveland Clinic, a non-profit academic medical center, provides clinical and hospital care and is a leader in research, education and health information. Cleveland Clinic is currently ranked as one of the nation’s top hospitals by U.S. News & World Report (2019-2020).