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					Karen Steitz, MS, RD, CSP, LD
     Internship Director
St. Louis is a Great Place to be!
Allied Health Building:
The Home of SLU Dietetic Interns
       Structure
       Size

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        Sites
        Specialties
        Sessions
       Sustainability
       Service
       Staff
Dietetic Internship Mission
   The Saint Louis University Internship is
    committed to preparing competent
    professionals to assume positions in the
    promotion, maintenance, and restoration of
    health
Saint Louis University Dietetic Internship

        Internship Goals
           To prepare graduates that can assume

            positions is a variety of healthcare
            settings
           To promote critical thinking and

            application of food/nutrition knowledge
           To encourage professional development
Philosophy of Nutrition/Dietetics
 Self directed learning
 Self Assessment for professional
  advancement
 Preparation for emerging opportunities in
  the profession
 Committed to developing competent
  practitioners dedicated to others and the
  profession
 Foster Cooperative Learning
Program Overview
   Orientation – 3.5 weeks
   Clinical – 13-15 weeks
   Community –8-9 weeks
   Foodservice – 8-9 weeks
      Fresh Gathering Cafeteria Rotation
   Staff Relief
      Management 2-3 weeks

      General or Track Specific 3 weeks
Orientation
 Purpose
 Schedule
    Week 1: SLU and the Internship Program

    Week 2: Education/Projects Week

    Week 3: Clinical Boot camp

      Proficiency exams 1 each week
Schedules - Rotation
   Rotation Schedule
      Fall

         Foodservice/Management Staff Relief

         Clinical – DM, CV, GI/Medicine

         Focus: Counseling - Workshop

      Spring

         Clinical – Nutrition Assessment/Support

         Community – Pediatrics, Geriatrics,

            • Public Health, Health Promotion
         Clinical/Track Specific Staff Relief
                                                           Acute Care Medical
                                                               Home Health
                                                           Ambulatory Settings
                                                               Corporations
                                                             Athletic Facilities
                                                            Pediatric Facilities
                                                            Community Health
                                                              Food Pantries
                                                            Research Centers
                                                              Public Health
Over 140 Affiliations in St. Louis and Surrounding Areas         Schools
Transportation
 Transportation – you will need a car if you
  want to go to a variety of sites!!
 Please let us know where you will be living
  next year!!
Module Based Learning
   Blackboard Postings by July 1st.
   Module Components
      Checklist – Progression of Learning

      Medical Terminology
      Pretest – online
      Case studies

   Purpose
      Rotations – Tuesday through Friday
      Graduate Class
Didactic Component
   Graduate Course Work
      Credit and non-credit classes
      Fall

         DIET 510: Human Nutrition
         DIET 535: Clinical Systems Management

         Class Times/Days

      Spring

         DIET 513: Human Nutrition

         DIET 530: Community Nutrition
         DIET 511, 550, 521 – Track Specific
         DIET 588: Introduction to Research (1 credit)

         MGT 598: Graduate Reading Course
Schedules - Monday
 Monday Schedules
    Lectures/Concentration Days

    Garden Lessons

    Post Clinical Professional Presentations

    Projects

 Saturdays
 Attendance Policy
34 Interns Selected Annually
                                                           Acute Care Medical
                                                               Home Health
                                                           Ambulatory Settings
                                                               Corporations
                                                             Athletic Facilities
                                                            Pediatric Facilities
                                                            Community Health
                                                              Food Pantries
                                                            Research Centers
                                                              Public Health
Over 150 Affiliations in St. Louis and Surrounding Areas         Schools
Five Specialty Emphasis Areas
   All programs designed to meet the ADA Core
    competencies for entry level
      Track specific competencies

      > 1200 hours supervised practice

      Graduate coursework

   Differences
      Site placement

      Graduate course

      Experiences for track specific competencies

      Specialty weeks
Dietetic Internship Tracks
 Emphasis Area            Number
                          Accepted
 General/culinary         10
 Nutrition Therapy        8
 Pediatric Nutrition      4
 Public Health            6
 Nutrition and Physical   6
 Performance
Graduate Coursework
     12 hours of graduate credit
     Fall Semester
        Human Nutrition in Physiology

        and Metabolism I

        Clinical Systems Management

     Spring Semester
        Human Nutrition in Physiology and
         Metabolism II
        Corresponds with Emphasis Area

     Apply to any of the Master of Science in
      Nutrition and Dietetics degrees
General Track
 Sites
    Variety

 Clinical
    Med/Surgery

    Staff Relief

 Management
 Community
 Course : Intern choice
 Culinary emphasis
Nutrition Therapy
   Sites
       Acute care
   Clinical
     M/S, NS rotation
     Research

     Staff Relief in Acute

 Management
 Community
       Home Health Care
   Course: Nutritional Assessment
    Pediatric Nutrition
   Sites
   Clinical
      Research

      Staff Relief in Pediatrics

   Management
   Community - WIC
   Course – Pediatrics
   Pediatric Choice Week
      Genetics, rehab, NICU
    Nutrition and
    Physical Performance
 Sites
 Clinical
       Ambulatory, Rehab
   Management
      School Nutrition
   Community
   Course: NPP
   Specialty Week
      SLU Athletics
         Public Health
   Sites
   Clinical
      Staff relief

   Management
      Congregate feeding

   Community
      Primary Sites (OB/WIC)

   Course: Community Nutrition
   School of Public Heatlh Week
UNIQUE SESSIONS
   Monday Sessions
   Newsletter
   Nutrition Education/Gardens
   Cooking Demos
   Professional conferences/portfolio
   Health Fairs
   Sustainable Food Systems
   Medical School Collaboration Project
MONDAY SESSIONS
Health Promotion K-8
Adult Health Promotion:
 Cooking Demonstrations
Sustainable Food Systems
   Certification in sustainable food systems
     SLU garden

     Fresh Gatherings
Staff and Faculty
Admission Process
   DICAS
Selection Criteria
   Selection Committee
   GPA: Science (Biochemistry), Nutrition
   GRE: 450 average each
   Letters of Recommendation: (Choose well!)
   Your Letter: (Take the time to do it right!!!)
   Work Experience: (Get some!)
   Phone Interview: (Your advocate)
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