Preceptors

Thank you for your willingness to be a preceptor with the Iowa State University Dietetics Internship!

How you help

As an internship preceptor, your involvement during the application process is critical to the intern’s success in being selected for the internship. Your assistance is needed in suggesting local facilities and other preceptors that will provide the intern with the required experiences in medical nutrition therapy (MNT), food service management (FSM), and community nutrition (COM).

Timing

Interns who apply for the nationwide or nationwide plus international Dietetics Internship location with the ISU Dietetics Internship program must identify their preceptors prior to submitting their applications.  There is not enough time between the match/acceptance date and the program start date to secure the facilities and preceptors with whom the interns will work.

Information and requirements

  • Review the Prospective Preceptor Letter (PDF) and the Preceptor video to learn more about the role of preceptors in the ISU Dietetics Internship.

  • The experiences are planned according to the Rotation Schedule (doc).

  • An applicant’s preceptor application and facility information forms must show where the intern will accomplish all required experiences and who will be providing those experiences.

  • One online Facility Form must be completed for each facility represented.

  • The online Preceptor Form must be completed by each preceptor providing experiences for the intern.  As part of the selection process, potential preceptors may be contacted by the internship director to further clarify information contained in the application.

  • If you have been a preceptor for ISU interns in the past, you may write a short statement to the applicant (email is fine) stating that you have completed the Preceptor and Facility Forms previously and that you are willing to precept this person.  List the specific dates of their rotation with you.

Appointments are tentative

All internship appointments are tentative until an ISU Dietetic Internship Affiliation Agreement (doc) is completed and signed by the facility and the college after the intern applicant is selected to the internship.

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