Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences offers a one-year Audiology Externship at Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester, Minnesota. This program provides in-depth clinical knowledge and skills that enable you to provide high-quality, comprehensive audiology care. Education focuses on providing patient care and state-of-the-art clinical audiology services to patients of all ages. During your training, you have the opportunity to rotate through each clinical specialty area within the Division of Audiology, including:
Pediatric and adult audiological evaluations
Rotational chair testing
Canalith repositioning procedures
Vestibular evoked myogenic potentials
Auditory evoked potentials
Hearing aid selection, fitting, and dispensing
Adult aural rehabilitation programs
Cochlear implant evaluation and programming
Newborn hearing screening
Opportunity for clinical research
Opportunity for quality improvement projects
Opportunity for local presentations within the department of otorhinolaryngology and Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences
Opportunity to present at a national audiology conference
To be eligible to apply for the Audiology Externship, applicants must currently be enrolled in an accredited Doctor of Audiology program. Candidates must have completed the didactic portion of the degree before being admitted to the externship.
In addition, applicants must obtain a Minnesota doctoral externship temporary audiology license.
Primary Practice Setting:
Hospital Multi-specialty medical center
Number of Audiologists at the site:
1 FTE Masters Degree 18 FTE Au.D. 3 FTE Ph.D. 0 FTE Other Doctorate (ScD) 6 FTE professional support staff (technicians/audiometric assistants) 2 FTE Clerical Support Staff
Number of Audiology Students each year:
0 1st year AuD Clinical Rotations 0 2nd year 0 3rd year 2 4th year Externships
Will interview travel be compensated?
Continuing education opportunities?
Expected hours/days a week:
Travel to satellite centers required?
Local students preferred:
Does the externship site provide orientation to relevant clinical policies and procedures?
Does the externship site provide instructions about patient's rights and providing patient education?
Does the externship site provide orientation to quality assessment, quality assurance and quality improvement?
Externship site expects the extern to have mastered these skills before they begin their clinical externship:
Externs should be able to demonstrate knowledge and skill to perform the basic test battery for behavioral hearing evaluations on normal developing adults and children.
Externship site expects the extern to learn/demonstrate these skills during their clinical externship:
Externs will be able to demonstrate independence in performing diagnostic hearing evaluations, vestibular evaluations, hearing aid programming and verification, cochlear implant evaluation and mapping.
Clinical opportunities that will be given to the extern:
Pediatric evaluations: infant/toddler
Pediatric evaluations: school-age
Adult hearing evaluations
Auditory processing evaluations
Evoked potential assessments
Intra-operative monitoring cases
Hearing aids dispensed
Hearing aid selection/fitting
Audiologic rehabilitation (group or individualized)
Cochlear implant evaluations
Cochlear implant rehabilitation
Yes There have been opportunities for externs to participate in research with Ph.D. staff.
Consortium or collaborative arrangements with other sites?
How frequently will the externship site communicate with the university during the externship?
Communication or other support do expected or required from the university during the externship:
timeline for when evaluations are due
Letters of Recommendation Resume Transcript Phone interview Letter of request/intent
Steps for the student/university to follow in the application process:
How to apply: 1. Create an account to begin the online Application for Admission •Select - Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences •Select – Audiology Externship 2. Complete each section of the application and submit 3. After submission, view the required Supplemental Items and Documents •Upload each required item in the Supplemental Items section •Complete the Recommendation Request section
The application cycle will be open from July 10, 2021-September 10, 2022. Interviews and offers will follow the Audiology Clinical Education Network timeline. Interviewing applicants will occur between September 13-October 15, 2021. Offers of externship will be extended to students beginning at noon October 20, 2021.
Contact Person: (preceptor, supervisor or extern coordinator)
Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN is comprised of Mayo Clinic, Saint Marys Hospital and Rochester Methodist Hospital, creating an integrated medical center. These partners form the world’s largest private, not-for-profit medical center, and offer patients virtually every kind of medical treatment, diagnostic tool and nursing expertise. Each year, more than 400,000 patients of all ages and cultural backgrounds from around the world come to Mayo. Mayo Clinic offers an excellent Audiology Externship Program. For information about the Audiology Externship Program, please see the Mayo School of Health Sciences (MSHS) website: http://www.mayo.edu/mshs/careers/audiology