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Audiology Externship (Minnesota)

Program description

Mayo School of Health Sciences (MSHS) offers a one-year Audiology Externship at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. This program provides in-depth clinical knowledge and skills that enable practitioners to provide quality comprehensive audiology care.

Education will focus 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 audiologic evaluations
  • Posturography
  • Videonystagmography
  • 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

Mayo Foundation is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Higher Learning Commission.

  • Higher Learning Commission
    • 30 N. LaSalle Street, Suite 2400
      Chicago , IL 60602-2504
    • Phone (toll-free): 800-621-7440
    • Phone: 312-263-0456
    • Fax: 312-263-7462


The Mayo Clinic campus in Rochester, Minn., comprises an extensive outpatient complex; Mayo Clinic Hospital, Saint Marys Campus; Mayo Clinic Hospital, Methodist Campus; and substantial research and education facilities. This Mayo 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 Otorhinolaryngology (ENT) practice.

Graduation and certification

Upon successful completion of the Audiology Externship, you will receive a Certificate of Completion from Mayo School of Health Sciences, College of Medicine.


For the majority of the externship, you will be in the clinic setting Monday through Friday, and rotate occasional weekends for newborn hearing screening.

Class size

Each year, Mayo School of Health Sciences admits one student to its Audiology Externship Program at Mayo Clinic in Rochester. This ensures that you will receive a comprehensive educational experience with close one-on-one instruction.

  • Dec 6, 2013
  • ART932107