The Doctor of Audiology (AuD) 4th year Fellowship (Intern in Audiology) Program seeks to provide oncology specialized academic clinical training to 4th year Interns in Audiology through supervised direct patient care, interdisciplinary observations and mentorship, clinical research experience, and didactic teaching. The AuD Fellowship will fulfill the requirements necessary to graduate from an Audiology doctoral program and attain a Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology (CCC-A) by the American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA).
The AuD Fellowship Program supports our Institutional mission to provide educational programs of the highest quality to enhance trainees’ skills and knowledge necessary for career success. The MD Anderson AuD Fellowship is a highly competitive training program.
Note: ASHA certification (CCC-A) is the national standard for professional credentialing of audiologists. The AuD fellowship is a supervised pre-doctoral clinical training mandatory for CCC-A designation.
This fellowship program offers a one-year clinical rotation during which the AuD Fellow receives interdisciplinary oncology education while providing evidence-based, state-of-the-art audiology diagnostic and treatment procedures to patients under the formal supervision of licensed, board-certified audiologists.
The AuD Fellowship requires a contractual, full-time commitment of 1 year by the chosen candidate to provide clinical care to patients referred for audiological assessment and treatment. In addition, the AuD Fellow will develop and present a clinical research or educational project in a peer-reviewed forum by the end the fellowship year.
At the conclusion of the fellowship program, the fellow will demonstrate competency in the following areas:
- Ototoxicity monitoring
- Vestibular and balance function assessments, including VNG, rotary chair, ECochG, and VEMP
- Comprehensive audiologic evaluation for adults and pediatrics
- Electrophysiological assessments including OAEs and ABR audiometry
- Aural rehabilitation
- Hearing aid evaluation, fitting and verification
The fellow will have the opportunity to participate in multidisciplinary tumor board and to observe other disciplines such as medical oncology, radiation oncology and head and neck surgery.
Candidate selection will be based on review and ranking of application packet and interviews by the Fellowship Application Committee comprised of the Program Director, Associate Director, Chair or Vice Chair or Faculty Designee of the Department of Head and Neck Surgery, Education Committee, and Audiology preceptors.
The application packet includes a minimum of 3 letters of recommendation, CV, letter of intent, and official graduate school transcript. The applicant must be eligible to obtain an Intern in Audiology License from Texas Department of Licensing & Regulation (TDLR).
The AuD fellow recruitment period extends from June to October the year prior to the fellowship. Please contact Casey Richardson for further details.
Carsyn Cunningham, M.A., CCC-SLP
1515 Holcombe Blvd. Unit 340
Houston, TX 77030-4009
MD Anderson Cancer Center is committed to encouraging good health and staying true to our mission to end cancer. If you are applying for a GME fellowship or residency program starting on or after July 1, 2016, please be advised that MD Anderson will have instituted a tobacco-free hiring process as part of its efforts to achieve these goals. If you are offered an appointment, you will be subject to a Pre-Employment Drug Screen for tobacco compounds in compliance with applicable state laws. If you do not pass the urine drug screening which includes testing for tobacco compounds, you CANNOT be appointed at MD Anderson. Should you fail to meet this contingency, MD Anderson will withdraw your offer of appointment for the academic year. You may reapply for the following academic year, but there are no guarantees that you will be offered a position as many of our programs are already filled for several years out.