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Dietetic Internship Program Mission and Goals

The University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics Dietetic Internship Program offers qualified college graduates a supervised practice curriculum that develops entry-level competencies in medical nutrition therapy, public health nutrition and food systems administration within an academic medical center providing tertiary care. The medical nutrition therapy emphasis creates specialized learning experiences within complex medical conditions regarding nutritional needs.

 

Dietetic Internship Mission

 

To provide a progressive and effective course of study that integrates graduate education and supervised dietetics practice to develop competent, RDNs who are prepared to meet the demands required of future clinical nutrition practitioners.

 

Goal 1: To provide a quality evidence-based post-baccalaureate education that will support clinical nutrition practice.

  • 60 percent of interns who complete the Capstone Certificate in Clinical Nutrition–Dietetic Internship will apply to a graduate program within one year of graduation from the UW Hospitals and Clinics internship program.
  • 80 percent of interns completing the program will rate their academic preparation as above average or exceptional at their exit survey.
  • 80 percent of employers who hire our interns will rate their academic preparation and professional readiness as above average or exceptional at the six-month survey to employers following an intern's graduation.

Goal 2: To provide the foundation needed for the development of high-level problem solving and critical thinking skills required in clinical nutrition practice.

  • 80 percent of interns completing the program rate their problem-solving and critical thinking skills as above average or exceptional.

Goal 3: To recruit, retain and graduate interns who are able to pursue their career goals successfully.

  • 80 percent of interns who enter the program complete it within the program year (June to May).
  • 60 percent of interns who complete the Capstone Certificate in Clinical Nutrition–Dietetic Internship will apply to a graduate program within one year of graduation from the UW Hospitals and Clinics dietetic internship program.
  • 60 percent of interns who complete the Capstone Certificate in Clinical Nutrition–Dietetic Internship will be accepted to a graduate program within one year of graduation from the UW Hospitals and Clinics dietetic internship program.
  • 80 percent of interns completing the program are able to pursue their career goals successfully and will be employed in a dietetics-related field within six months of graduation.
  • 80 percent of interns who take the Registration Exam for Registered Dietitians pass on the first attempt within the next program year (2015-2016).
  • In the next five years (2015-2020), 90 percent of interns who take the Registration Exam for Registered Dietitians pass on the first attempt.