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 Over 5 years, graduates will achieve at least 90% first-time pass rate on the Registration Exam.

Outcome measure- 2  100% of Interns enrolled in the DI will complete the program requirements within 150% (16.5 months versus 11 months) of the time planned for completion.

Outcome measure- 3  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- 4  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- 5 Over a five year period, 70% or more of DI graduates who sought employment in dietetics will be employed within twelve months of program completion.

Outcome measure –6  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 –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 display compassion 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 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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