Dietetic Internship Program

Classes taught by physicians, dietitians, department managers and guest speakers are scheduled throughout the year to augment the intern's current knowledge and prepare the intern for hands-on experiences.

 

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Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas

Dietetic Internship Program

 

The Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas Dietetic Internship Program has four primary goals and six competencies related to the clinical nutrition therapy concentration. A detailed summary of the program's outcomes of these goals and objectives may be requested by sending an email to Susan.Roberts@bswhealth.org 

 

Goal 1

The program will prepare graduates to be competent, entry-level registered dietitian nutritionists   

 

  • Ninety-five percent of the students admitted to the DI will complete the program within 15 months of beginning the program (by October of the following year).
  • Ninety percent of program graduates who are expected to take the CDR credentialing exam for RDNs will take it within 12 months of program completion.
  • Eighty percent of graduates over a five-year period pass the CDR credentialing exam for RDNs within one year following first attempt
  • Ninety-five percent of graduates will rate themselves “at or above” entry level 10-12 months after employment when compared with other dietitians who have graduated from dietetic programs.
  • Ninety-five percent of employers indicate satisfaction with graduate’s preparation for entry-level by responding to a survey and rating graduates “at or above” entry level 10-12 months after employment when compared with other dietitians who have graduated from dietetic programs.

 

 

Goal 2

The program will generate qualified registered dietitian nutritionists for employment in the field of dietetics

 

  • Eighty percent of graduates are expected to be employed in nutrition and dietetics related fields within 12 months of graduation.

 

 

Goal 3

The program will prepare graduates who demonstrate professionalism and continued learning

 

  • Greater than or equal to ninety percent of employers responding to a survey will rate graduates as satisfactory or better for professional competence.
  • Eighty percent of graduates responding to a survey are members of professional organizations.

 

 

Goal 4

The program will prepare graduates who demonstrate a commitment to community service.

 

  • Fifty percent of graduates responding to a survey are involved in community service.

 

 

 

Program concentration objectives:

  

CNT 1        

 

Develop a foundation which fosters expertise in comprehensive nutrition care to diverse populations in a variety of settings, including neonates, children with special needs and transplant recipients.

 

CNT 2  

 

Demonstrate an understanding of the role of nutrition-focused physical assessment within complex populations including critically ill, transplant recipients, and children with special needs.

 

CNT 3  

 

Demonstrate the ability to collect measurable data, analyze research and document outcomes in the practice setting.

 

CNT 4  

 

Demonstrate the ability to locate, evaluate and analyze research results for a question related to nutrition therapy for a specific condition.

 

CNT 5  

 

Demonstrate a higher level of understanding of risks and benefits associated with enteral and parenteral nutrition therapies in specific conditions.

 

CNT 6  

 

Demonstrate an understanding of the role of the registered dietitian nutritionist in advanced practice skills, i.e. nutrition order writing and feeding tube placement.

 



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