The documents and forms included with this manual are intended to facilitate your work with the dietetic intern as he or she works through the practicum experiences.
They have been saved as Acrobat PDF and Microsoft Word files and may be saved and filled out on your computer and then printed for mailing or faxing. You may also fill them out by hand. To get the free acrobat reader, visit Adobe's site.
Please contact the program coordinator regarding any questions, suggestions, or problems you may have. It is our intention to make this experience for you a dynamic one so that you may experience the benefits of mentoring a beginning professional in our field.
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*A Verification of Review must be submitted to the program coordinator after reading this manual. This is completed after the applicant has been selected for the internship.
Part I: Introduction and Guidelines - This section contains an introduction to the program and important guidelines for you.
Documents and Forms:
- Hourly Tracking Form (Excel format)
- Mid-end Progress Report (Word format)
- Food Service Rotation Evaluation (Word format)
- Clinical Rotation Evaluation (Word format)
- Community Rotation Evaluation (Word format)
- Management Concentration Evaluation (Word format)
- Nutrition Ed Concentration Evaluation (Word format)
- Competency Evaluation Guidelines (PDF format)
- Assignment Evaluation Guidelines (PDF format)
We need to document to the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) that the intern has completed the required number of hours and rotations during the internship. There are master copies of the evaluation forms used in the intern's manual as well.
As the preceptor, we require that you see, review, and sign off on all the documentation pertaining to the intern practicum experiences.
The documentation provides a natural “trigger” for discussion
at regular intervals regarding intern progress. Your ongoing evaluations
will allow the intern feedback so that there are no surprises regarding
actual capabilities, academic and professional expectations, evaluations,
and the results of the evaluations.
Part IV: Workman's Compensation - The policies concerning workman's compensation insurance and what to do should an intern be injured on the job.
Part V: ACEND Competencies and Assignments - The rotation evaluations reference these competencies set by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics.
Part VI: Intern Professional Conduct Guidelines - The intern's failure to follow these guidelines could result in termination from the program.