Chalmers P. Wylie VA Outpatient Clinic, Columbus, OH

Chalmers P. Wyle VA Outpatient Clinnic, Columbus, OH

420 N. James Rd.
Columbus, Ohio 43219
United States

We are pleased to announce that the Chalmers P. Wylie Veterans Outpatient Clinic in Columbus, OH is accepting applications for two fourth year Au.D. externs. The externship is a 12 month paid position (2080 hours) at our main clinic with a start date on or around May 1.

Number of externship positions:

Funding is assigned by the Office of Academic Affairs and may not have been determined by the application deadline. OAA funding is announced nationally at the same time which should allow sites to know funding at approximately the same time. Historically, our site:
has been awarded 2 fourth year externship positions each year.

Clinical opportunities provided during the externship:

  • Audiologic evaluation
  • Immittance measures
  • Otoacoustic emissions
  • Hearing aid selection
  • Hearing aid fitting
  • Assistive listening devices
  • Vestibular evaluation
  • Tinnitus evaluation
  • Tinnitus management
  • Cochlear Implant evaluation
  • Cochlear Implant management
  • Auditory Processing evaluation
  • Cerumen Management
  • ENT clinic
  • Industrial/hearing conservation

Clinical opportunities not listed above:
Instructing the Tinnitus Education Class

Externship site expects the extern to have mastered these skills before they begin their clinical externship:
Externs should be proficient with writing skills/grammar. We expect externs to arrive w/ knowledge and experience in comprehensive audiological assessment, hearing aid fittings/maintenance, ABR, vestib testing and ALDs. It is expected that the extern will refine and master these skills throughout their externship.

It is important that the extern arrive with a desire to learn and work towards complete independence. We expect professionalism, punctuality & respect for our veterans at all times.

Externship site expects the extern to learn/demonstrate these skills during their clinical externship:

  • Professionalism
  • Comprehensive audio evaluation: Otoscopy OAEs, acoustic reflexes, reflex decay, OAEs, SRTs, pure tones, word recognition testing, speech in noise testing, counseling
  • Hearing aid fittings, REM, follow-up
  • Vestibular testing: VNGs w/calorics, vHIT, VEMPs, Posturography
  • Cochlear Implant: Candidacy, Mapping, After-care
  • Tinnitus management

Number of audiologists at site:

Number of staff at site:

Audiologists holding CCC-A certification:

Audiologists holding ABA certification:

What level of supervision is provided:
Graduated levels of supervision

How many students per year both interns and externs:

Continuing Education opportunities:
Externs will participate in all on-site audiology trainings and are welcome to attend off-site manufacturer trainings per VA contract. They can also participate in other audiology CE opportunities.

Travel to satellites required?:
Not at this time

Are there interdisciplinary opportunities? If so what:
Interdisciplinary opportunities include:

  • Speech Language Pathology
  • ENT Clinic and surgery
  • Physical Therapy,
  • Vision Clinic

If there is a particular area of interest we will work to provide the opportunity for exposure.

Are there research opportunities? If so what?:
The Columbus VA audiologists perform limited research at this time. However, we encourage externs to participate in research and we will help in any way possible.

Do you have a consortium or collaborative arrangements with other sites that provides additional experience?:
Not at this time

What communication or other support do you expect or require from university during externship?
Communication regarding mid-term and final evaluations. Communication as needed throughout the externship

Site’s application requirements:
Please include the following information as a part of your application:

  1. A cover letter including:
    1. Why you are seeking this VA externship?
    2. What are your unique strengths and interests that should be considered?
    3. What clinical skills would you like to learn or improve upon?
    4. What is your clinical experience to date?
  2. A resume
  3. Two references to be completed on the attached 4th Year Placement Supervisor Reference Form. (This is in lieu of a letter of recommendation). One of the references should be from a clinical site outside of the university clinic. ***Please use this form:  4th Year Placement Supervisor Reference Form

Applications are due on or before September 26. Late applications will not be considered. . You will be contacted to schedule an interview. Unfortunately not all applicants will be interviewed. Please submit your application electronically or via mail to:

Anne Tortorello, Au.D.
Audiology (126)
420 N. James Rd.
Columbus, OH 43219

Steps for the student/university to follow the application process:
All students will be contacted to schedule an interview time or to be notified that they will not be interviewed.

Site’s application deadline:
September 29, 2023

Site’s externship contact:

Anticipated decision date: