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Welcome to Saint Louis University

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  1. Welcome to Saint Louis University Karen Steitz, MS, RD, CSP, LD Internship Director

  2. St. Louis is a Great Place to be!

  3. Allied Health Building: The Home of SLU Dietetic Interns

  4. What Makes Us Unique?? SLU • Structure • Size • Sites • Specialties • Sessions • Sustainability • Service • Staff

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. Sites in Saint Louis Acute Care Medical Home Health Ambulatory Settings Corporations Athletic Facilities Pediatric Facilities Community Health Food Pantries Research Centers Public Health Schools Over 140 Affiliations in St. Louis and Surrounding Areas

  12. 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!!

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. Schedules - Monday • Monday Schedules • Lectures/Concentration Days • Garden Lessons • Post Clinical Professional Presentations • Projects • Saturdays • Attendance Policy

  16. 34 Interns Selected Annually

  17. Sites in Saint Louis Acute Care Medical Home Health Ambulatory Settings Corporations Athletic Facilities Pediatric Facilities Community Health Food Pantries Research Centers Public Health Schools Over 150 Affiliations in St. Louis and Surrounding Areas

  18. Five SpecialtyEmphasis 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

  19. Dietetic Internship Tracks

  20. 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

  21. General Track • Sites • Variety • Clinical • Med/Surgery • Staff Relief • Management • Community • Course : Intern choice • Culinary emphasis

  22. Nutrition Therapy • Sites • Acute care • Clinical • M/S, NS rotation • Research • Staff Relief in Acute • Management • Community • Home Health Care • Course: Nutritional Assessment

  23. Pediatric Nutrition • Sites • Clinical • Research • Staff Relief in Pediatrics • Management • Community - WIC • Course – Pediatrics • Pediatric Choice Week • Genetics, rehab, NICU

  24. Nutrition and Physical Performance • Sites • Clinical • Ambulatory, Rehab • Management • School Nutrition • Community • Course: NPP • Specialty Week • SLU Athletics

  25. PublicHealth • Sites • Clinical • Staff relief • Management • Congregate feeding • Community • Primary Sites (OB/WIC) • Course: Community Nutrition • School of Public Heatlh Week

  26. UNIQUE SESSIONS • Monday Sessions • Newsletter • Nutrition Education/Gardens • Cooking Demos • Professional conferences/portfolio • Health Fairs • Sustainable Food Systems • Medical School Collaboration Project

  27. MONDAY SESSIONS

  28. Newsletter

  29. HealthPromotion K-8

  30. Adult Health Promotion:Cooking Demonstrations

  31. Sustainable Food Systems • Certification in sustainable food systems • SLU garden • Fresh Gatherings

  32. Service: Community Outreach

  33. Staff and Faculty

  34. Admission Process • DICAS

  35. 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)

  36. 94 % Pass Rate We hope you see yourself at Saint Louis University!