In <4dtkpe$r13 at degas.ICSI.Net> gcire at icsi.net writes:
> It's my guess that the decision to "upgrade" admissions requirments was
> made by non-audiology faculty and staff. The Baylor AuD program is
> housed in prestigeous Medical School. Again, my guess is that the
> admissions standards are being held up to those of the applying medical
> school students. As far as chemistry is concerned, for those who apply
> to various allied health fields as Physical Therapy and Occupational
> Therapy, pre-professional course work is the same as that of other
> Biomedical pre-professional courses, ie. Pre-Med. Look at the admissions
> requirments for Optometry school sometime.(AuD is modeled after OD
Thanks for replying! :) As another aside here, when I talked
about this to a friend of mine the other day, she mentioned
hearing somewhere that the Audiology students at CMU (?)
were in some courses with Pre-Med students. This lead to
the classes being too "fast-paced" for the audiology students.
In return, the pre-med students get annoyed when things have to
slow down in order for the aud.students to catch up.
Bottom line...too fast for the audiologists, too slow for the
pre-meds. Will this kind of thing continue? I can't see being
thrown into a classroom with pre-meds...
>> If the professional degree AuD will fly in the long haul some of this
> will be necessary. For some one who is already an Audiologist or is in a
> current Masters program, it's a bit scary.
You can say that again. I used to think audiology was a good
choice--hell, I chose to return for another year to finish the
prereq's! Now I'm wondering if this is going to turn out to
be a wasted effort--not mention money!
If I get a Master's will I be hired? If I get the AuD, will
I be able to pass the classes?