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Audiology Externship (Arizona)


Program description

Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences offers a one-year Audiology Externship at Mayo Clinic's campus in Arizona for students enrolled in an accredited Doctor of Audiology program.

This externship provides in-depth clinical knowledge and skills that enable practitioners to provide high-quality comprehensive audiology care. Education focuses on patient care, providing state-of-the-art clinical audiology services to a primarily adult population.

In-depth clinical experiences are provided to develop a well-rounded, competent audiologist, including:

  • Audiological evaluations
  • Balance and falls assessment
  • Computerized dynamic posturography
  • Concussion evaluation
  • Dynamic visual acuity test
  • Pediatric vestibular diagnostics
  • Vestibular evoked myogenic potentials
  • Video head impulse test
  • Videonystagmography
  • Rotational chair testing
  • Canalith repositioning procedures
  • Auditory evoked potentials
  • Otoacoustic emissions
  • Hearing aid selection, fitting and dispensing
  • Assistive listening devices
  • Adult aural rehabilitation programs
  • Cochlear implant evaluation and programming
  • Tinnitus counseling
  • Opportunity for clinical and bench research


See accreditation information for Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science.


Mayo Clinic has two main campuses and three family medicine centers in Arizona. On the Mayo Clinic campus in Phoenix is the state-of-the-art Mayo Clinic Hospital, the first hospital entirely designed and built by Mayo Clinic. It has been recognized several times by Phoenix magazine as the "Best Hospital in Phoenix."

The Mayo Clinic campus in Scottsdale is centered around a beautiful, five-story outpatient clinic. This modern facility contains extensive exam rooms, an outpatient surgery center equipped for general anesthesia, a full-service laboratory, pharmacy, patient education library, endoscopy suite, and a 188-seat auditorium for patient, staff and student education programs. Services in numerous medical and surgical disciplines are provided, including outstanding programs in cancer treatment and organ transplantation.

Mayo Clinic Family Medicine — Arrowhead offers family medicine services, including audiology.

Graduation and certification

Upon successful completion of the Audiology Externship, you receive a certificate of completion from Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences.


For the majority of the externship, your learning schedule includes eight-hour days, five days a week.

Class size

Each year, Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences admits two students to the Audiology Externship. This ensures that you receive a comprehensive educational experience with close one-on-one instruction.