Mission Statement for the Dietetic Internship

The Brigham and Women's Hospital Dietetic Internship is committed to providing the highest quality training to prepare entry-level registered dietitian nutritionists who will function competently, creatively, compassionately, and collaboratively in a dynamic health care environment and contribute to professional / community organization(s).

To further define the BWH internship's mission, goals have been established based on the new 2017 standards that reflect the ends toward which the Program's resources will be directed. 

Goal 1- The program will prepare graduates to be entry-level registered dietitian nutritionists who will function competently, creatively, compassionately, and collaboratively.

Outcome measure –1 90% of program graduates take the CDR credentialing exam for dietitian nutritionists within 12 months of program completion.

Outcome measure- 2  The program’s one-year pass rate (graduates who pass the registration exam within one year of first attempt) on the CDR credentialing exam for dietitian nutritionists is at least 80%.

Outcome measure- 3  At least 80% of Interns complete program requirements within 11 months (150% of program length or 16.5 months).

Outcome measure- 4  At one-year post-program completion, 90% of program graduates surveyed will rate their preparation for an entry-level position as satisfactory (3.0) or better.

Outcome measure- 5 At one-year post-program completion, 90% of employers of program graduates in entry-level positions who respond to a survey will rate the graduates job performance as satisfactory (3.0) or higher.

Outcome measure –6  Of graduates who seek employment, 70% are employed in nutrition and dietetics or related fields within 12 months of graduation.

Outcome measure –7  At one-year post-program completion, 90% of employers of program graduates in entry-level positions who respond to a survey will rate the graduates ability to work within a team (collaborate) as satisfactory (3.0) or higher.

Outcome measure –8  At one-year post-program completion, 90% of employers of program graduates in entry-level positions who respond to a survey will rate the graduates ability to display compassion as satisfactory (3.0) or higher.

Outcome measure –9  At one-year post-program completion, 90% of employers of program graduates in entry-level positions who respond to a survey will rate the graduates ability to display creativity as satisfactory (3.0) or higher.

Goal 2- The program will prepare entry-level registered dietitian nutritionists who will contribute to professional/community organization(s).

Outcome measure-1   At one-year post-program completion, at least 70% of graduates are members of, participate in, serve on committees or hold office in a professional or community organization(s).

Outcome measure-2  At one-year post-program completion, at least 80% of Interns attend one professional meeting.

Outcome measure-3 When surveyed at one year post graduation, 50% of interns will provide at least one nutrition education program to a professional or community group.

Program outcome data is available upon request.

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