Sample Program Schedule – Fall 2022
Pre-Orientation: This rotation consists of a series of assignments to be completed at home in preparation for subsequent rotations.
Orientation: This 24-hour rotation will be completed remotely. We will review program basics, practice additional clinical skills, review Pre-Orientation assignments, and participate in discussions with guest speakers.
Food Service Management: This rotation requires 4 weeks in a healthcare setting: hospital, long term care facility, long term acute care (LTAC), Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRD), or assisted living. The remaining 2 weeks can be scheduled in either food service or a child/adult nutrition program such as National School Lunch Program, School Breakfast Program, After-School Snacks and Suppers, College/University or Adult Day Care Center. Each site must serve at least sixty meals daily.
Community Nutrition: Interns will gain experience using the Nutrition Care Process in one or more of the following settings: WIC; Child and Adult Care Food Programs; National School Lunch and School Breakfast Program; local Food Bank; Senior Centers; Meals on Wheels; Health Clinics; Retail Dietitians; Private Practice; or Corporate/Industry settings.
Clinical Long Term Care: This rotation may be completed in full or in part in one or more of the following settings: skilled nursing facility for subacute and long term care residents (SNF), Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC), or Long Term Acute Care Hospital (LTAC) – limited to only one week of this supervised practice experience.
Clinical Acute Care: This rotation must be completed in an acute care inpatient hospital setting (may complete in one or more different hospitals).
Research / Journal Club: Interns will conduct a research project to gain understanding in study design, data collection and analysis. For Journal Club, interns will prepare a 15 minute oral presentation and a powerpoint presentation on an approved article during a video platform meeting.
Concentration / Staff Relief: The intern may choose from one of the three options for this final rotation:
- Medical Nutrition Therapy
- Long Term Care