The Audiology Externship consists of comprehensive clinical training, which includes:
- Audiological evaluations
- Vestibular assessment and therapy
- Auditory electrophysiology
- Hearing aid dispensing
- Adult aural rehabilitation programs
- 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.
During this time, you acquire a thorough understanding of departmental philosophy and mission, and 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.
You have the opportunity to participate in a monthly teleconference with audiologists from Mayo Clinic's campuses in Rochester, Minnesota, and Jacksonville, Florida, as research and clinical cases are presented.
In addition, a monthly multidisciplinary vestibular conference allows further education and integration. The Section of Audiology staff, in combination with the otolaryngology staff, also meets monthly for a journal group to discuss current research literature in their fields of interest.
Grading or evaluation
Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences uses evaluative tools that include:
- Written examination
- 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.
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.