Over the past 15 years since the doctor of audiology (AuD) degree was adopted nationally, it has become clear that many systemic problems with the externship model exist and need to be urgently addressed. For example, in the stakeholder survey conducted by ACAE in 2013–2014, students, faculty, and clinicians all reported large gaps between classroom and clinical training. The externship is too often inadequately supervised and lacking in quality and breadth of experiences.
Topic(s): Accreditation Commission for Audiology Education (ACAE), externships
When I began my career in 1996, I cannot say that I ever imagined audiology would become a doctorate-level profession, or that the fourth-year externship would evolve into its current level.
Topic(s): externships, audiology
Across the country, the rising cost of tuition for audiology programs continues to permeate every decision a student and professional makes. This conversation is nothing new to us. Depending on whether the students attend a private or public university and have in-state or out-of-state residency, they take on an average of $10,000 a year for in-state tuition at a public university and up to $50,000 a year for tuition at a private university.
Topic(s): Students, externships, tuition, loan