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Mission and Goals

Mission and goals of the BIDMC dietetic internship program

The mission of the Dietetic Internship is to recruit the best intern applicants for the internship and provide them with experiences that help them meet the core competencies required to become qualified dietitians, and to instill in them the importance of excellent patient care, individual accountability, and involvement in the community.

Goals and Outcome Measures for the BIDMC Dietetic Internship are below. They are used to measure our program's effectiveness.

Goal #1: The program will prepare graduates to be competent entry-level dietitians

  • Alumni of BIDMC’s program will achieve a first year pass rate of at least 80% on the RD exam, over a 5 year period.
  • At least 80% of employers of our graduates, responding to the employer survey, will indicate that the graduate was adequately prepared for the position they obtained.
  • Over a 5 year period, at least 70% of DI graduates who sought employment in dietetics will be employed within twelve months of program completion
  • At least 80% of interns enrolled in the DI program complete all program requirements within 150% of the time planned for completion (63 weeks/15 months).

Goal #2: The program maintains the diversity of the graduating dietetic internship class

  • At least 13% of DI graduates will include diverse applicants such as gender, ethnicity over a 5 year period

Goal #3: The program will prepare graduates to serve a diverse population

  • At least 50% of graduates over a 5 year period, responding to graduate survey, indicate they were prepared to serve a diverse population
  • At least 50% of employers of our graduates over a 5 year period, responding to the employer survey, indicate that the graduate was prepared to serve a diverse population

Meeting Our Goals:

Program outcomes data is available upon request.

  • The first year pass rate of our graduates taking the RD examination is 100%. (2010-2015)
  • 97% of our graduates who sought employment were employed in dietetics within twelve months of program completion. (2012-2015)
  • 100% of our graduates' employers felt they were adequately prepared for their position (2010-2015)
  • 100% of interns enrolled in the DI program at BIDMC completed the program within 150% (63 weeks/15 months) the time allotted for completion. (2010-2016)
  • 20% of our graduates represented diversity in the past 7 years. (2010-2016)

 

 

Contact Information

Julie Robarts, MS, MPH, RD, LDN
Dietetic Internship Coordinator
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Rabb B-06
330 Brookline Avenue
Boston, MA 02215
617-667-2582
617-667-3126
JRobarts@bidmc.harvard.edu