Since 1979, ESHC has hosted and educated audiology and speech-language pathology students from across the country to satisfy their university’s graduation requirements.
Each of our interns and externs goes through a rigorous application process to get the opportunity to gain practical experience with the same providers that serve our patients. Our audiologists and speech therapists act as mentors to our students, passing along their years of knowledge and experience.
ESHC also gives students access to some unique areas in the field, such as auditory processing disorder testing and first-hand experience with the latest technology Evergreen has to offer. In addition to their immersive training, interns and externs attend weekly meetings and learn about how different clinic departments function.
Previous extern Khloe Layo may have said it best: “Evergreen Speech and Hearing Clinic has provided me with a well-rounded externship experience over the past year. I have become a very independent clinician, and I’ve become part of a family here.”
We are especially honored that, occasionally, the students and the culture at ESHC are such a perfect fit for each other that a few of our interns, such as Dr. Janie Thompson and SLP Hayley Nystrom, have graduated, gotten certified and come back to practice with us full time!
ESHC is proud of our internship/externship program, and we are always thrilled to share our providers’ expertise to prepare students for their careers in audiology and speech therapy.