Clinical supervision is an important component of graduate student education that should be a rewarding experience for both student and preceptor. However, for the supervisor, it can also be challenging and time-consuming to implement and fulfill the many requirements of a student program.
Topic(s): Audiology Preceptor, COVID-19, clinical supervision, preceptors, audiology education
There have recently been many articles, books, and posts reminding us of the importance of gratitude to combat stress and improve resilience. The events of this past year have, for many, led to increased anxiety, grief, depression, stress, and isolation. At such times, it can be difficult to feel grateful. However, in such times, gratitude is most needed.
Topic(s): audiology, COVID-19
As of October 9, 2020, Johns Hopkins University’s Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) in the United States reported over seven million documented cases of COVID-19 and over 212,000 deaths since the virus was first identified in this country in January 2020 (2020).
Early in the pandemic, the medical profession, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the National Institute of Health (NIH), and both federal and state governments worked 24/7 to develop testing protocols and intervention strategies (pharmacological management and vaccines).
Topic(s): COVID-19, audiology, Vestibular, vestibular disorders
Now more than ever, infection control is one of the most widely discussed topics in any health-care environment. Infection control guidelines are changing rapidly, affecting the student clinician experience.
In accordance with the Centers for Disease Control and Infection (CDC) guidelines, perhaps the most influential way to slow the spread of COVID-19 is minimizing the number of people in a space at a given time. Many medical settings have reduced the quantity of individuals allowed in the facility at once which often means fewer, if any, students.
Topic(s): COVID-19, Students, clinical audiology, Education, Continuing Education (CE)