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Baylor AuD Update

George Cire gcire at icsi.net
Sun Feb 4 11:14:33 EST 1996

This transition is not going to be easy nor will it be to everyone's 
approval.  Since the AuD was modeled loosely from the profession of 
Optometry and the OD degree,  programs will need to look to 
pre-optometric education to see how and where to recruit students.

For those of us who are already established in the master's level 
profession or those of us just completed and those in current masters' 
programs all of this is a bit frighting.  I think the transition will 
take years (five or more) just to agree on who will be future audiologist 
and where they will come from.

It's sure that for the vast majority of undergraduate programs preparing 
pre-professional audiology students that the courses and required 
material will not pass "muster" with that of pre-optometric education.

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