Program length: 1 year
Class size: 1 student
Location: Jacksonville, Florida
Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences offers a one-year Audiology Externship at Mayo Clinic's campus in Jacksonville, Florida. This program provides in-depth clinical knowledge and skills that enable practitioners to provide quality comprehensive audiology care.
The program runs from July 1 to June 30 annually.
We encourage all interested applicants to apply for the Audiology Externship, though applicants coming from Accreditation Commission for Audiology Education (ACAE)-accredited programs are given priority.
To be eligible to apply for the Audiology Externship, you must:
- Be enrolled in an accredited Doctor of Audiology program
- Have completed the didactic portion of the degree prior to being admitted to the externship
How to apply
The application is open from Aug. 15 through Oct. 1. Your application and all supporting documentation must be received by Oct. 1.
- Create an account to begin the online Application for Admission
- Complete each section of the application and submit
- After submission, view the required Supplemental Items and Documents
- Upload each required item in the Supplemental Items section
- Complete the Recommendation Request section
Additional required items
- A CV/Resume is required to be uploaded after application submission.
- Results from college entrance examinations, such as the SAT, ACT, or GRE (desirable but not required). Upload results in the Supplemental Items section.
- Application essay is to include your professional goals and to be uploaded in the Supplemental Items section.
- Three letters of recommendation are required and must be completed in the Recommendation Request section. Each recommender will receive an email with a link to complete a rating form and upload a letter.
- Official college transcripts of all college and university credits (undergraduate and graduate work) must be emailed from the institution to the program director at firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed directly to:
Audiology Externship Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences
Vincent A. Stabile Building, Room 790N
4500 San Pablo Road
Jacksonville, FL 32224
Applicants considered for an appointment will be contacted for an interview. Notification of acceptance will be provided at the conclusion of the interview process. If you receive an acceptance offer, your reply is expected within 10 days. Your appointment to the program is dependent upon successful completion of the health review and background check.
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Stipend and benefits
A stipend of $30,000 for the Audiology Externship is paid to the student in biweekly installments over the course of the 12 months. The stipend amount is subject to change. There are no tuition fees.
Living expenses such as transportation, housing, and meals are the responsibility of the student.
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:
- Audiologic evaluations
- Posturography and videonystagmography
- Rotational chair testing
- Canalith repositioning procedures
- Vestibular evoked myogenic potentials
- Auditory brainstem testing
- Otoacoustic emissions
- Hearing aid dispensing
- Adult aural rehabilitation programs
- Cochlear implant evaluations and rehabilitation
You gain experience in the many facets of an active audiology practice. Close and positive relationships with otolaryngologists offer a unique learning environment.
The Audiology Externship requires participation in a research project during the course of the externship. You are encouraged to travel to a national conference to present your research findings (financial assistance is available).
During this time, you acquire a thorough understanding of departmental philosophy and mission, as well as 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 take part in a monthly teleconference where research and clinical cases are presented. Participants include audiologists from Mayo Clinic's campuses in Rochester, Minnesota, and Phoenix/Scottsdale, Arizona, as well as various Mayo Clinic Health System locations.
For the majority of the externship, you are in the clinic setting Monday through Friday.
Grading or evaluation
Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences uses these evaluative tools:
- 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.
Graduation and certification
Upon successful completion of the Audiology Externship, you receive a certificate of completion from Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences.
The Audiology Externship is coordinated and taught by the clinical, scientific, and technical staffs of Mayo Clinic. Faculty members are chosen for their commitment to teaching, as well as their clinical practice and research. Many have published and lectured extensively and are highly regarded in their fields.
The Division of Audiology includes 10 people; seven are audiologists:
- Millicent Garry, M.S. (vestibular assessment, diagnostics, and cochlear implants)
- Sara Jagger, Au.D. (vestibular assessment, diagnostics, and tinnitus treatment)
- Courtney Luffler, Au.D. (hearing aids and diagnostics)
- Anne Mull, Au.D. (diagnostics)
- Terri Pratt, Au.D. (vestibular assessment, diagnostics, and cochlear implants)
- Greta Stamper, Au.D., Ph.D. (hearing aids and diagnostics)
- David Walker, Au.D. (hearing aids and diagnostics)
- David Zapala, Ph.D. (vestibular assessment and diagnostics)
You have direct access to these individuals throughout your training, giving you the opportunity to learn from some of today's best practitioners in audiology.
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