Mayo Clinic audiologist working with woman

Clinical training

The Audiology Externship consists of comprehensive clinical training that includes:

  • Audiologic evaluations
  • Vestibular assessment and therapy
  • Auditory electrophysiology
  • Hearing aid dispensing
  • Adult aural rehabilitation
  • Cochlear implants

You gain experience in the many facets of an active audiology practice. Close and positive relationships with otolaryngologists offer a unique learning environment.

Research training

The Audiology Externship requires participation in a research project during the course of the externship. You are encouraged to travel to a national conference to present your research findings (financial assistance is available).

Practice management

During this time, you acquire a thorough understanding of departmental philosophy and mission, as well as skills to identify and solve practice problems using policy development. You learn the elements of performance improvement and participate in the process through departmental initiatives, especially as they relate to patient safety.

Didactic training

You have the opportunity to take part in a monthly teleconference where research and clinical cases are presented. Participants include audiologists from Mayo Clinic's campuses in Rochester, Minnesota, and Phoenix/Scottsdale, Arizona, as well as various Mayo Clinic Health System locations.

Grading or evaluation

Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences uses these evaluative tools:

  • Demonstration of skills
  • Self-assessment exercises
  • Faculty reviews

Mayo's system of evaluation provides students and faculty with a comprehensive look at individual performance. This allows faculty and administrative staff to direct students who are experiencing academic difficulty to the appropriate support resources, including tutoring programs and counseling opportunities.

Curriculum enhancements

Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences is committed to developing and maintaining the best education programs. The curriculum and other aspects of this program are assessed constantly and changed as necessary to ensure the highest quality training.

June 28, 2017