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William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital

Site:
William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital

Location:
Madison, WI

Description:
4th year extern

Number of externship positions:
2 (1 funded, 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: 1 funded position

Clinical opportunities provided during the externship:  
Audiologic evaluation
Immittance measures
Otoacoustic emissions
Hearing aid selection
Hearing aid fitting
Assistive listening devices
Vestibular evaluation
Electrophysiology evaluation
Cochlear Implant evaluation
Cochlear Implant management
Auditory Processing evaluation
Cerumen Management
Telehealth program
ENT clinic
Industrial/hearing conservation
In-patient audiologic services

Clinical opportunities not listed above:
Shadowing other departments such as PT, OT, ENT, Speech, etc.

Externship site expects the extern to have mastered these skills before they begin their clinical externship: 
Otoscopy and identify abnormalities, diagnostic hearing evaluations, immittance, hearing aid troubleshooting, hearing aid fittings

Externship site expects the extern to learn/demonstrate these skills during their clinical externship:
CI, ABR, VNG, and central testing.

Number of audiologists at site:
12

Number of staff at site:
16

Audiologists holding CCC-A certification:
11

Audiologists holding ABA certification:
0

What level of supervision is provided:
Graduated level of independence

Number of patients seen per year:
11,667 uniques

How many students per year both interns and externs:
2 externs, 2-3 third years, 1 second year

Continuing Education opportunities:
In-house manufacturer trainings every 6 months. Trainees are also eligible to go to one manufacturer training.

 Travel to satellites required?:
No

Are there interdisciplinary opportunities? If so what:
No

Are there research opportunities? If so what?:
No

Do you have a consortium or collaborative arrangements with other sites that provides additional experience?:
No, but we do telehealth with 5 different CBOCs

What communication or other support do you expect or require from university during externship?
As needed

Site’s application requirements:
Resume, letter of intent, 3 letters of recommendation

Steps for the student/university to follow the application process:
Affiliation agreement with the university as well as TQCVL letter and Program Letter of Agreement.

Site’s application deadline:
9/15/23

Site’s externship contact: 
Melissa Fry (melissa.fry@va.gov)

Anticipated decision date:
9/28/23

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