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 mentoring@audiologist.org for more information.

Download the mentoring application.

Thank you!

Kim Cavitt, Au.D.
ADA Mentoring Committee Chair