The Mission of the Western Michigan University Dietetic Internship Program is to prepare self-directed entry-level dietitians with the clinical and managerial skills essential for competent dietetics practice in diverse and changing health care, community, and food service environments. Its program goals are to:
Program Outcomes from 2006 through 2011:
The WMU Dietetic Internship Program seeks: to help students build on the knowledge already gained in meeting the academic requirements of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, to provide opportunities for the application of that knowledge in a variety of settings, and to develop the clinical and management skills essential for quality dietetics practice. The program includes both supervised practice and didactic opportunities in clinical nutrition (acute and long-term care), community nutrition, food service management, and school food and nutrition. A one-to-one preceptor-student ratio enables interns to build skills and achieve core competencies for the RD required by The Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND).