A message from the program coordinator:

Thank you and welcome to you and your facility as a preceptor and practicum site for the UNC Dietetic Internship. Your commitment to mentoring a soon-to-be professional in the field of dietetics is greatly appreciated.

Communication via telephone, email, or in person is encouraged. Dynamic interaction is essential to the success of this program, so please don’t hesitate to ask questions or provide feedback. Together this will be a rewarding experience for all involved.

Here you will find information necessary to fulfill your responsibilities as a preceptor. The documents and forms found on the website are intended to facilitate your work with the dietetic intern as he or she completes the practicum experiences. The forms may be saved and filled out on your computer, then printed for mailing or faxing. Handwritten forms are also accepted.

Preceptor Manual

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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.

Preceptor Training (powerpoint presentation)

Preceptor Guidelines

Characteristics of Effective Preceptors Self Assessment

Code of Ethics - The intern's failure to follow these guidelines could result in termination from the program.

Workman's Compensation - The policies concerning workman's compensation insurance and what to do should an intern be injured on the job.

ACEND Competencies and Assignments (requirements to be completed by all interns) - The rotation evaluations reference these competencies set by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics.

CRD Areas of Concentration

Assignment Evaluation Guidelines

Additional Training

The Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) has made available a free training module worth 8 CPEUs on their website for preceptors of dietetics students, including interns. You can add this as a goal in your Professional Development Portfolio. The link to registering for the module is: http://www.cdrcampus.com.

Preceptors and Continuing Professional Education