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Program Overview

Morrison provides leadership and benefits to ensure a quality distance education dietetic program.  Interns will be exposed to a wide variety of experiences and collaborate with healthcare experts.  Although the interns will be located in various areas of the country, the education requirements and expectations will remain equal.  All interns, regardless of location, will participate in the online education requirements including completion of recorded and animated presentation modules, live webinars, and case study presentations, all using technologies supported through the internship.  Through an online course management system, the program director, preceptors, and interns will have a centralized location to aide in the progress and evaluation of the interns.

Interns are usually scheduled in rotation Monday through Friday.  When in rotation, interns will keep the same schedule as the Preceptor, or as directed by the Preceptor.

The program schedule and supervised practice rotation guidelines are as follows:

It is the responsibility of the Intern to contact each Preceptor prior to the beginning of a supervised practice rotation to confirm the time and location where they will meet and any assignments due.  This should be done at least three weeks prior to the start of each rotation.

For each supervised practice experience, a document will be provided to the intern and preceptor which defines required pre-work assignments, competencies to achieve, hours required, and learning activities.  Interns are not to be used to replace employees.  There is a defined practicum enrichment experience rotation once the intern has met all previous competencies.

Program Outline

Rotation Type Rotation Name Weeks Supervised Practice (Hours)
Food Service Management Patient Food Service 1 40
Food Service Management/Retail Wellness 8 320
Clinical Inpatient Acute Care 10 400
Outpatient/Community 3 120
Long Term Care 3 120
Practicum Enrichment Experience  Clinical Nutrition 2 80
Concentration (intern’s choice) Clinical Nutrition, Healthcare Food & Nutrition Services Food Management,   or Long Term Care* 3 120
Total Hours 1200

* See Program Structure for description.

Morrison Healthcare Dietetic internship
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