Welcome to the Dietetic Internship Preceptor Hub!
Here you will find all the information, materials and resources for a productive and successful rotation for both you and your intern. Please feel free to reference this page throughout the internship year to get information on upcoming events, announcements, and links to train you in the art of mentorship.
Dietetic Internship Preceptor Training Video:
Preceptor Training Video UWGB Dietetic Internship 2022-2023 | 13:11
Other Helpful Videos
- UW-Green Bay Dietetic Internship Preceptor Training 2021
- Using Questions as a Teaching Strategy
- The Dietitian Perspective: What Makes a Successful Preceptor?
- The Intern Perspective: What Makes a Successful Preceptor?
- Tips for Dietetic Preceptors: Part 1
- Tips for Dietetic Preceptors: Part 2
- Critical Thinking in a Dietetic Internship Setting
Frequently Asked Questions:
What is the attendance policy and how much time can interns miss during a rotation?
The intern must contact his or her preceptor no less than 2 hours prior to start time of rotation. Phone call should be made to the preceptor and email to coordinator/director. Make up of rotation experience of a single day will be at the discretion of the preceptor in consultation with the coordinator/director. Timesheets are required and each intern is expected to obtain 1,000 precepted hours. Dates of make –up will occur (if necessary) during the Holiday break or at the end of the entire internship schedule in May, or online Friday classes.
Are interns expected to work on their portfolio at home as well as in the rotation? Or only in rotation?
Allowing interns to work on their portfolio during the rotation is not necessary, but often appreciated. Projects assigned that fit both your organization and the intern’s assignments, this may be done during rotation time. Interns are expected to complete portfolio assignments outside of rotation hours, as needed.
Do the intern's hours still count if they work from home and do not come into the office or leave early?
If an intern is assigned to work at home, then these hours can count for the rotation. We do have some rotations that do allow this due to inclement weather, illness, or just because it warrants itself for the nature of the rotation.
What are some examples of the projects that the interns need to complete during rotation?
Each rotation has different projects that interns are expected to complete. Although it is ultimately up to you as the preceptor to decide on variations of the projects to both help you as an organization and the intern. Please consult the director if you have any questions.
Do the interns have projects outside of their rotation as well?
Yes. The UW-Green Bay internship has an emphasis in leadership. Therefore, interns are consistently participating in or leading various projects throughout the entirety of the internship. Some of the projects include cooking demonstrations, community outreach events and participation in research review conferences.
Is it acceptable for interns to leave rotation early for a different internship project?
We would like you to be understanding and supportive of the many additional projects interns are participating in. However, it is up to you, as the preceptor if you would like the intern to make up any missed time. Please contact the director if you have any questions.
How much time should I spend with the intern? How much independence should I give them?
The time you spend with an intern depends on the intern’s knowledge and skill level. At a minimum, you would want to check-in on a regular basis to make sure the intern is on track with regards to assignments and work to be accomplished. It is important to be available to answer questions and provide opportunities to the intern to learn and gain valuable experiences. Interns are competent in the field of nutrition and are well prepared, but still may need guidance throughout the rotation.