UCSF Medical Center Dietetic Internship Program Goals and Measurable Outcomes

Program Goal One

 

Graduates are competent for practice as registered dietitians and obtain employment in dietetics-related positions.

This goal will be measured according to the following objectives.

1. At least 90% of interns complete the internship within 18 months (150% of scheduled program length), measured over a 5-year period. 

2. All graduates (100%) take the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) credentialing exam for dietitian nutritionists within one year of completing the internship.

3. At least 80% of graduates pass the CDR credentialing exam for dietitian nutritionists within one year following the first attempt.

4. At least 80% of graduates pass the CDR credentialing exam for dietitian nutritionists on the first attempt.

5. At least 75% of graduates who seek employment are employed in a dietetics-related job within one year of graduation, measured over a 5-year period. 

6. When surveyed 12-18 months after graduation, graduates give a score of at least 3.0 (satisfactory) on a scale of 1-5 for general knowledge and skills gained in the program, as well as for each major curriculum area (clinical knowledge and skills, management knowledge and skills, counseling and community knowledge and skills) to rate readiness to work as an entry-level dietitian. 

7. Employers of UCSF Medical Center DI graduates, rate the graduate's professional competence as at least average (score of 3 on a scale of 1-5) when compared with other entry-level dietitians.  

Program Goal Two

 

Graduates demonstrate professional skills and a commitment to professional growth.

This goal will be measured according to the following objectives.

1. Employers of UCSF Medical Center DI graduates rate the graduate's ability to utilize principles of evidence-based practed as at least 3.0 (satisfactory) on a scale of 1-5. 

2. At least 65% of graduates indicated they have participated in at least one event sponsored by a dietetics-related professional organization; acted as a preceptor or mentor; or provided an oral presentation to a professional audience.

Outcome Data

Outcome data measuring achievement of program objectives are avaialble upon request from the UCSF Dietetic Internship Director, Patricia Booth.

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