UCSF Medical Center Dietetic Internship Program Goals and Measurable Outcomes

Program Goal One

Graduates are competent for entry-level 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, measured over 5-year intervals.

4. At least 80% of graduates pass the CDR credentialing exam for dietitian nutritionists on the first attempt, measured over 5-year intervals.

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 12-15 months after graduation, graduates give a score of at least 3.0 (satisfactory) on a scale of 1-5 for their preparation in 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. When surveyed 12-15 months after the intern graduated for the UCSF DI, employers of UCSF Medical Center DI graduates, rate the graduate's professional competence as at least average (scale = below average, average, above average) when compared with other entry-level dietitians.