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Mission & Goals

Dietetic internship mission & goals 


The mission of Fairview’s Dietetic Internship Program at University of Minnesota Medical Center is to provide a high quality supervised practice program that prepares competent, entry-level registered dietitians, trained with the knowledge and skills in medical nutrition therapy and other areas in dietetics, to meet the employment, health and nutritional needs of the communities they serve.

 

Program Goals and Objectives

 

Goal 1:
The program will prepare its graduates to become competent, entry-level registered dietitians trained with the knowledge and skills in medical nutrition therapy and other areas in dietetics.

Objectives
1.1 Over a 5 year period, 85% of the graduates of the program will have passed the RD exam in the first attempt.

1.2 80% of the graduating class will rate the program at a 3 or above (on a scale of 4 to 1, with 4 being strongly agree and 1 being strongly disagree) for the category
“The program provided me with adequate knowledge and training in the area of MNT.”

1.3 80% of the graduating class will rate the program at a 3 or above (on a scale of 4 to 1, with 4 being strongly agree and 1 being strongly disagree) for the category
“the program provided me with adequate knowledge and training in the area of food service and in the area of community nutrition.”

1.4 Over a 5 year period 50% of the employers surveyed will give the program graduates in their employ a rating of 3 or above (on a scale of 4 to 1, with 4 being strongly agree and 1 being strongly disagree) for the category of “competent in knowledge and skills in area of practice.”

1.5 Over a 5 year period 50% of the employers surveyed, will give the program graduates in their employ, a rating of 3 or above (on a scale of 4 to 1, with 4 being strongly agree and 1 being strongly disagree) for the category of “satisfied with quality of work.”

1.6 Over a 5 year period, 80% of the employed alumni will rate the program at a 3 or above (on a scale of 4 to 1, with 4 being strongly agree and 1 being strongly disagree) for the category “the program provided me with adequate knowledge and training that prepared me to work as a competent entry level Registered Dietitian.”


Goal 2:
The program will prepare its graduates to meet the employment, health and nutritional needs of the communities they serve
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Objectives
2.1 Over a 5 year period, 90% of the graduates would have completed all the program requirements within 150% of the time planned for completion (1.5 x 43= 64 weeks).

2.2 Over a 5 year period, 90% of the graduates seeking employment straight out of the internship, will be employed in dietetics or related fields within 12 months of graduation.

2.3 Over a 5 year period, 50% of the graduates seeking employment straight out of the internship, will be employed in the area of MNT.

2.4 Over a 5 year period, 50% of the graduates seeking employment straight out of the internship, will be employed in Minnesota.

2.5 Over a 5 year period, 75% of employed alumni will be employed in dietetics or related fields.

2.6 Over a 5 year period, 75% of the employed alumni will rate the program at a 3 or above (on a scale of 4 to 1, with 4 being strongly agree and 1 being strongly disagree) for the category “ the program prepared me to meet the health and nutritional needs of my patients/clients.”


Goal 3:
The program will advise, refer and encourage graduates to advance their learning and participate in leadership activities.

Objectives
3.1 Over a 5 year period, 5% of the program alumni will be enrolled in or would have obtained advanced degrees and/or advanced practice certifications in dietetics or related fields

3.2 Over a 5 year period, 3% of the program alumni will hold or will have held leadership positions in the local dietetic association or other professional associations/organizations.


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