By Farah Dubaybo, Kate Johnson, Devon Palumbo, Amber Kadolph, Caitie Milligan, and Melissa De La O This article is a part of the January/February 2017, Volume 29, Number 1, Audiology Today issue. The externship is a model of clinical education used by some doctor of audiology programs. While not standardized or mandated, it is commonly a 36–52 week immersive experience during which students engage in hands-on patient care as part of a clinical team. In 2015, a survey was distributed to audiology students nationwide to investigate the student experience during the externship application process. The survey consisted of 17 questions including quantitative, qualitative, rankings, and free response options. This article is a brief analysis of the 245 responses. This content is an exclusive benefit for American Academy of Audiology members. If you're a member, log in and you'll get immediate access. Member Login If you're not yet a member, you'll be interested to know that joining not only gives you access to top-notch resources like this one, but also invitations to member-only events, inclusion in the member directory, participation in professional forums, and access to patient resources, tools, and continuing education. Join today!