The Audiology Externship consists of comprehensive clinical training to ensure that the program meets your training goals. During this training, you will have the opportunity to rotate through all of the division's clinical areas, including:
- Adult and Pediatric Diagnostics
- Cochlear implants
- Hearing aid program
- Newborn hearing screening
You will gain experience in the many facets of an active audiology practice. Close and positive relationships with otorhinolaryngologists offer a unique learning environment.
As an extern at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, you will have the opportunity to complete projects directed by Ph.D. audiology staff members.
During this time, you will acquire a thorough understanding of departmental philosophy and mission, and skills to identify and solve practice problems using policy development. You will learn the elements of performance improvement and participate in the process through departmental initiatives especially as they relate to patient safety.
You will have the opportunity to participate in a monthly videoconference with audiologists from Mayo Clinic in Florida and Arizona and various Mayo Health System sites as research and clinical cases are presented.
In addition, a quarterly in-house clinical issues conference allows further education and integration. You will also attend monthly division and section meetings to discuss current issues relating to the Rochester audiology practice.
Grading or evaluation
Mayo School of Health Sciences uses evaluative tools that include:
- Written examination
- Demonstration of skills
- Self-assessment exercises
- Faculty reviews
Our system of evaluation provides students and faculty with a comprehensive look at individual performance, allowing students who are experiencing academic difficulty to be directed to appropriate support resources, including tutoring programs and counseling opportunities.
Mayo School of Health Sciences is committed to developing and maintaining the very best education programs. Changes may be made to the curriculum and other aspects of this program as necessary to assure the highest-quality training.