Dietetic Internship Program Mission and Goals

The UW Health 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.

 

Dietetic Internship Mission

 

Goal 1: To provide a quality evidence-based post-baccalaureate education that will support clinical nutrition and public health 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 Health Dietetic internship program.
  • 80 percent of interns completing the program will rate their academic preparation as above average (4) or excellent (5) 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 one-year 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 and public health practice.

  • 80 percent of interns completing the program rate their problem-solving and critical thinking skills as above average (4) or excellent (5) upon completion of the program at their exit survey.

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 Health 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.
  • 90 percent of interns who take the Registration Exam for Registered Dietitians pass on the first attempt.
  • In the next five years (2015-2020), 90 percent of interns who take the Registration Exam for Registered Dietitians pass on the first attempt.