Clinical experiences begin in the first semester and become more prominent with each successive semester, culminating in a full-time clinical externship in the fourth year. Approximately 40 sites in the St. Louis area and 100 additional sites around the country are affiliated with the AuD program. They provide clinical experiences across the lifespan and scope of practice, including comprehensive audiologic evaluations, hearing aids, cochlear implants, aural rehabilitation, vestibular evaluation and treatment, electrophysiology and much more. In addition, our world-class medical school and hospitals provide students with unique opportunities such as attending Grand Rounds, observing cochlear implant surgeries and participating in optional research training programs.
PACS has provided numerous opportunities for me as a student outside the classroom and clinic, including participating in research, observing surgery and attending grand rounds. Our instructors are experts in their respective fields and go above and beyond for the students to help them succeed.
— Brie Noud