Cheyenne VA Medical Center/Loveland CO VA CBOC

Cheyenne VA Medical Center/ Northern Colorado VA  CBOC

2360 E Pershing Blvd.
Cheyenne 82001
United States

The Cheyenne Healthcare System is expecting to take two 12 month externs beginning May/June 2023. One extern will be primarily based out of the Cheyenne WY VA and the other will be primarily based out of the Northern Colorado VA CBOC.

Number of externship positions:
1 funded and 1 unfunded

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:
This health care system currently has one OAA funded position. Offers will be extended beginning October 24, 2022 with the understanding that funding is not guaranteed until OAA releases official information; typically this occurs in mid-late January.

Clinical opportunities provided during the externship:

  • Audiologic evaluation
  • Immittance measures
  • Otoacoustic emissions
  • Hearing aid selection
  • Hearing aid fitting
  • Assistive listening devices
  • Vestibular evaluation
  • Vestibular rehabilitation
  • Electrophysiology evaluation
  • Tinnitus management
  • Cerumen Management
  • Telehealth program
  • Industrial/hearing conservation

Clinical opportunities not listed above:

  • Remote hearing aid programming and osseointegrated device evaluation and fitting

Externship site expects the extern to have mastered these skills before they begin their clinical externship:

  • Knowledge and skills consistent with completion of 3 years in a clinical and didactic program of study in an accredited AuD program

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

  • Externs are expected to refine their skills throughout the Externship year to allow them to perform as independent providers following their experience

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:
A supervisor will always be available. 100% supervision will be provided in the beginning and then gradually reduced as the student demonstrates proficiency.

Number of patients seen per year:

How many students per year both interns and externs:

Continuing Education opportunities:
During the course of the externship year, students would participate in multiple onsite/virtual manufacturer trainings, be allowed to attend 2 offsite manufacturer trainings, given the opportunity to attend JDVAC, and participate in monthly journal club within the audiology department.

Travel to satellites required?:
Yes. Students will be primarily based out of the Cheyenne VAMC or Northern Colorado VA CBOC, but may be required to travel to both sites to ensure students obtain a well-rounded clinical experience.

Are there interdisciplinary opportunities? If so what:
Speech Pathology
Mental Health
Physical Therapy

Are there research opportunities? If so what?:
Students are encouraged to propose clinic improvement projects.

Do you have a consortium or collaborative arrangements with other sites that provides additional experience?:

What communication or other support do you expect or require from university during externship?
We expect there to be open communication with the university on the student’s progress and expectations.

Site’s application requirements:
Letter of Intent
3 letters of recommendation

Steps for the student/university to follow the application process:

Please submit all application requirements in one packet to

Site’s application deadline:

Site’s externship contact:
Jordan Hill, Au.D.

Anticipated decision date: