Preceptor Manual

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.

Part II: Reports and Rotation Evaluations

Documents and Forms:

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 III: Assignment Evaluations - These are your guidelines for assignments that enable the intern to obtain the skills necessary for entry-level dietetics employment. Assignment Cover Sheet

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.

Training aids