Program Objectives - Dietetic Internship

UMMC Dietetic interns

Goal #1: To provide an environment that will combine didactic instruction with supervised clinical, community, and food services experiences to prepare interns for entry-level practice.

Outcome Measures:

  1. At least 80 percent of program interns will complete program requirements within 15 months (150 percent of program length)
  2. Of graduates that seek employment, 90 percent are employed in nutrition and dietetics or related fields within 12 months of graduation
  3. 95 percent of program graduates take the CDR credentialing exam for dietitian nutritionists within 12 months of program completion
  4. The program’s one-year pass rate (graduates who pass the registration exam within one year of first attempt) on the CDR credentialing exam for dietitian nutritionists is at least 80 percent
  5. 90 percent of employers will give “strongly agree” or “agree” rating for UMMC graduates being well-prepared for entry-level practice
  6. 90 percent of graduates will report being adequately prepared for entry-level positions on completion of the program and one year-post graduation

Goal #2: To train future RDs who contribute to the profession by their attainment of advanced certifications, degrees, and scholarly activities.

Outcome Measures:

  1. A minimum of 25 percent of graduates will be employed in an advanced clinical specialty and have obtained an advanced practice certification or advanced degree
  2. A minimum of 30 percent of all graduates will have presented at a professional meeting or will be an author or co-author on a professional publication

Note: Program outcomes data is available upon request.