The Academy of Doctors of Audiology (ADA), Lexington, Ky, introduces the ADA Externship Exchange, a new online resource to connect preceptors and fourth-year AuD students. The Exchange is free for all students and practicing audiologists–ADA membership is not required).
“Despite its domain name, this Web site is not your common job board,” said ADA Web site committee chair, Thomas Goyne, AuD. “The ADA Web site Committee, developed this open registry in order to provide fourth-year students from broad educational backgrounds with opportunities to gain experience in a variety of autonomous practice settings, and to make it as easy as possible for preceptors to find qualified externship candidates.”
Consistent with ADA’s dedication to the advancement of practitioner excellence, high ethical standards, professional autonomy, and sound business practices in the provision of quality audiologic care, this interactive site allows preceptors to browse student resumes, update practice information, and customize practice setting descriptors and student externship requirements with a click of a mouse. It also allows students to create profiles, search available externships nationwide and post resumes.
“It is provided by ADA as a service for members and nonmembers alike, as part of ongoing efforts to advance the audiology profession and the interests of the current and future professionals that it serves,” added Goyne, who is both a private practice owner and an adjunct audiology faculty member at Salus University. “I encourage anyone who is interested in providing a meaningful learning experience for a fourth-year AuD student to consider serving as a preceptor, and I encourage all preceptors to take the time to register at the ADA Externship Exchange today.”