Audiology Externship (Minnesota)
Mayo School of Health Sciences offers a one-year Audiology Externship at Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester, Minnesota. This program provides in-depth clinical knowledge and skills that enable practitioners to provide high-quality, comprehensive audiology care. Education focuses on providing patient care and state-of-the-art clinical audiology services to patients of all ages.
In-depth clinical experiences are provided to develop a well-rounded, competent audiologist, including:
- Pediatric and adult audiological evaluations
- Rotational chair testing
- Canalith repositioning procedures
- Vestibular evoked myogenic potentials
- Auditory evoked potentials
- Otoacoustic emissions
- Hearing aid selection, fitting and dispensing
- Adult aural rehabilitation programs
- Cochlear implant evaluation and programming
- Newborn hearing screening
- Tinnitus counseling
- Equipment calibration
- Opportunity for clinical research
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Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester, Minnesota, includes an extensive outpatient complex, Mayo Clinic Hospital — Rochester, and substantial research and education facilities.
This Mayo Clinic site is among the largest, most advanced medical centers in the world.
Mayo Clinic's Division of Audiology employs 23 audiologists and nine audiology assistants. Audiology care providers see patients of all ages with hearing and balance problems. Each year, audiologists at Mayo perform more than 35,000 procedures and tests. Audiology is a part of the Department of Otorhinolaryngology — Head and Neck Surgery at Mayo Clinic.
Graduation and certification
Upon successful completion of the Audiology Externship, you receive a certificate of completion from Mayo School of Health Sciences.
For the majority of the externship, you are in the clinic setting Monday through Friday. You rotate occasional weekends for newborn hearing screening.
Each year, Mayo School of Health Sciences admits one student to its Audiology Externship. This ensures that you receive a comprehensive educational experience with close one-on-one instruction.