Saint Louis University

Audiology Externship

Saint Louis University's School of Medicine offers a one-year audiology externship at SLUCare audiology clinics located throughout the greater St. Louis area. This program provides clinical experiences and skills that enable practitioners to provide quality audiometric care.

Curriculum
The audiology externship experience focuses on clinical care to various patient populations using the latest technology in the assessment of auditory, vestibular and aural rehabilitative services.

Externs are encouraged to participate in the department's educational component, which supplements the clinic experience by providing first-hand experience with surgical and non-surgical treatment for various otologic and vestibular disorders. These experiences include:

  • Grand round lectures
  • Resident lecture series
  • Practical Anatomy Workshop Series (PAWS)
  • Journal club
  • Poster presentation at national or local meeting encouraged

Clinical training includes:

Audiological Evaluations
Vestibular Assessment

  • Rotary Chair
  • Epley Omniax Chair
  • Electronystagmography
  • VEMP

Electrophysiological Measures

  • Auditory Brainstem Response
  • Otoacoustic Emissions

Hearing Aids

  • Evaluation
  • Dispensing
  • Verification Measures
  • Aural Rehabiliation

Implantable Devices

  • Cochlear Implants
  • Bone Anchored Devices

Facilities
SLUCare Audiology has three clinic locations primarily serving the adult population. Pediatric clinical experience may include SLUCare affiliate SSM Cardinal Glennon Children's Medical Center.

Graduation and Certification
Upon successful completion of the audiology externship, you will receive a certificate of completion from the Saint Louis University School of Medicine's department of otolaryngology, division of audiology.

Clinic Hours
Based on a 40-hour workweek, Mondays through Fridays.

Stipend
Externs receive a stipend during the 12 months of the program. Contact the program director for further information.

Housing
Externs are responsible for providing their own living accommodations and transportation.

Application Process
Applicants must be enrolled in an accredited doctor of audiology program. Candidates must have completed the didactic portion of the degree prior to being admitted to the externship program. Additional requirements include immunization, health insurance and medical malpractice insurance provided by your current academic institution.

How to Apply
Application packets must include:

  • Curriculum Vitae and statement of your professional goals
  • A non-refundable $30 application fee (check or money order) made payable to Saint Louis University
  • Three original letters of recommendations (at least two from health professionals)
  • All official academic transcripts from colleges and/or universities
  • Record of immunization
  • Proof of malpractice insurance

Mail the following address, post marked by October 15:

SLUCare Audiology

Attn: Dave A. Harris, Ph.D.
3660 Vista Avenue
Doctors' Office Building, Suite 312
St. Louis, MO 63110

Applicants considered for appointment will be invited to Saint Louis University School of Medicine for a personal interview with the program director, selected faculty and staff. Appointment letters are mailed in March.  

Letters of acceptance / rejection should be expected no later than
January 15. The audiology externship Program runs from July to June annually.
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