During this rotation, interns have the opportunity to visit many of the satellite clinics around Madison that provide nutrition counseling. Currently, nutrition services are provided at East Clinic, West Clinic, University Station and Research Park. The clinics are accessible by the Madison Metro bus line.
Currently, we are using over 200 pamphlets about normal nutrition and clinical issues, all of which have been developed by our staff. UW Hospital and Clinics outpatient dietitians promote nutrition education of the public through print and broadcast media, as well as public appearances at health fairs. Interns also have the opportunity to educate the public through events such as workshops, National Nutrition Month displays, cooking classes and much more.
Each intern spends one week at a not-for-profit agency serving the elderly and disabled. Special projects related to the current needs of clients may include completion of a quality improvement project, evaluation of the nutritional adequacy of a nursing home's menus and recommendations for revisions where appropriate, or provision of nutritional care to patients undergoing rehabilitation with mental and/or physical conditions.