Student Mentoring

Consistent with the theme of the Academy of Doctors of Audiology (ADA) position paper on professional autonomy, ADA has developed a Pilot Mentorship Program, pairing students from three selected educational institutions with committed ADA members to create an ongoing mentor relationship. This program will foster one-to-one relationships geared at nurturing the development and potential of a future generation of audiologists.

For the student being mentored, it will provide:

  • Exposure to professional autonomous audiologists
  • Exposure to private practice ownership
  • Networking opportunities not always found in their educational institutions
  • Continuing education opportunities geared towards professionalism, ethics, business, and practice ownership
  • Professional sounding board and advocate as they transition into the profession

For the student being mentored, this program will provide:

  • The opportunity to be involved in nurturing and guiding the next generation of doctoral level professionals into our Audiology
  • Exposure to new clinical and professional approaches
  • Networking opportunities not always available to ADA members
  • Potential employee, partner or exit strategy opportunities

The ADA Mentoring Committee and the ADA Board of Directors are committed to this program, and to ensuring that it is a win-win-win for the student, the academic institution and the mentor.

ADA seeks your participation in order to make this program a success--please make the commitment today to serve as a mentor and help shape the future of our profession!

Mentors will meet the following requirements:

  • Complete the ADA Mentor Application
  • Be committed to ethical practice and professional autonomy
  • Be licensed, in good standing, with the state(s) in which they practice
  • Commit to a minimum of one monthly call or e-mail discussion with their assigned student
  • Complete periodic mentoring program surveys to provide feedback about the program

If you would like more information about ADA student mentoring, please contact for more information.

Download the mentoring application.

Thank you!

Kim Cavitt, Au.D.
ADA Mentoring Committee Chair