Preceptor Hub

Welcome to the Dietetic Internship Preceptor Hub! Here you will find all the ingredients, 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 2017-2018

Please complete this survey after the training:

Preceptor Survey 2017-2018

CEU Credits for RDNs:

https://www.cdrnet.org/cpeu-credit-for-preceptors  

Other Helpful Videos

CPE Opportunities

  • Newly revised NCPT tutorials are available HERE.
  • Conagra and Dr. Rippe webinar on phytochemicals. They are available for 1 CPE each HERE.

Calendar of Events

  • Research Review (Case studies): UWGB, December 7th in the evening
  • Grocery Store Tours: 3/29/2018 at 6 P.M. - Howard Suamico, Neenah, University Avenue Festival Grocery Stores. 
  • Spring Conference: 4/24/2018 from 9 A.M. to 2 P.M.
  • Graduation:  May 24th, 2018, 2:00 to 4:30 PM  

Frequently Asked Questions:


Where can I find the intern evaluation?

Here is the link for the evaluation. Make sure to choose your facility type under Preceptor Evaluations for Individual Interns.

What is the attendance policy and how much time can interns miss during a rotation?

Intern must contact 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. If more than 25% of a single rotation is missed due to illness or other reasons, intern will be expected to make up the entire time of the missed rotation time. Dates of make –up will occur if necessary during the Holiday break or at the end of the entire internship schedule in May. Read our full Absenteeism policy.

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 rotation is not necessary and this time does not count for rotation hours. Interns are given separate hours for portfolio development. However, when projects are assigned that fit both your organization and the intern’s assignments, this work may be done during rotation time.

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 for bad weather, illness, or just because it warrants itself for the rotation and then those hours do count as well.

What is an intern's previous education?

While some interns do have further education and begin the internship with a masters degree, this is not necessary to qualify for the internship. In order to be eligible, interns must have completed a bachelor of science program at an accredited university with a Didactic Program in Dietetics. This program includes, but is not limited to basic chemistry, organic chemistry, biochemistry, biology, food science, and advanced nutrition courses.

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 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 or want to run an idea past her.

Do the interns have projects ourside 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 grocery store tours, cooking demonstrations, open house, and case study presentations.

Is it okay for interns to leave rotation early for a different internship project?

We would like you to be understanding and support of the many additional projects interns are participating in. However, it is up to you, the preceptor if you would like the intern to make up any missed time. The Director will be able to answer any questions around this.

How much time should I spend with the intern? How much freedom 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.