The Massachusetts General Hospital Dietetic Internship strives to prepare interns for the challenging fields of nutrition and dietetics.
Mission of Dietetic Internship Program
- To prepare a diverse group of graduates to meet the standards of performance expected of entry-level dietitians in any area of food and nutrition practice.
- To provide opportunities for students to develop the skills necessary to assess, diagnose, intervene, monitor and evaluate conditions in their area of practice to meet the needs of patients, customers and the community.
To foster a commitment to continually seek to establish best practices in their area of expertise.
Goal 1 - Graduate competent entry-level dietitians
Pass rate of first-time test takers will be at least 90%
At least 80% employed within six months
At least 95% of employers rank graduates as well prepared
Interns meet expectations of each rotation
Goal 2 - Graduate individuals who contribute to professional/community organization(s)
- At least 70% of graduates are members of, participate in, serve on committees or hold office in a professional or community organization(s)
- Interns attend one professional meeting
Interns provide nutrition education to a community group
Goal 3 - Graduate individuals who emulate high standards of performance and professional values
- At least 70% of graduates intend to attain additional certification or graduate education
- At least 90% report the internship fostered professional competencies
At least 20% of interns will enroll in a graduate course during the internship
- ·At least 50% of graduates sought a job in the concentration area they chose
The MGH Dietetic Internship is currently meeting its goals by exceeding the measureable outcome standards.
The Massachusetts General Hospital Dietetic Internship is currently granted accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) located at 120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000, Chicago, IL 60606-6995; telephone # 312-899-4876.