Intern Expectations

We expect our interns to: 

  • Demonstrate personal and professional values that are consistent with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Code of Ethics and UCSF’s ethical standards, showing respect for cultural, ethnic and socioeconomic diversity.
  • Promote collaborative and cooperative working relationships with the health care team, preceptors, managers, staff and peers.
  • Effectively express ideas, assessments and recommendations in oral, written and/or graphic form when working with patients, peers, preceptors, managers, the health care team and the public.
  • Adjust communication style and content based upon the audience.
  • Demonstrate evidence based practice and critical thinking. Skills include collection and evaluation of relevant data, analysis of facts and information with attention to the source and strength of the evidence. Uses evidence to solve problems in all areas of practice.
  • Take responsibility for own learning and professional development through self-assessment, planning and participation in professional activities.