Thank you for your willingness to be a preceptor with the Iowa State University Dietetics Internship! You and your staff will help provide the approved pre-professional, supervised practice experiences needed by the interns to become Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics registration eligible.
New interns will contact you shortly after Match Day to let you know that they have matched to the ISU DI and to confirm the dates for their rotations with you. You can review the ISU Preceptor Training for an overview of our program.
For accreditation purposes, our program requires information about the facilities and preceptors be kept on file. If you haven’t already completed the two online forms for the program, please follow the links below.
If you have been a preceptor for ISU interns in the past or have filled forms out for a different applicant, you do not need to complete the forms again. If you are uncertain whether we have your information, know that the ISU DI will contact you if we are missing any paperwork.
Online Facility Form – one per facility.
Online Preceptor Form – one for each preceptor providing experiences for the intern.
Preceptor resume or CV – one for each preceptor emailed to our program. If you do not have a resume, a bio and list of your credentials will suffice.
An Affiliation Agreement must be completed prior to the intern’s rotation. We prefer to use our ISU Dietetics Internship Affiliation Agreement (doc) but if your facility requires its own template, that can be emailed to our program.
Iowa State University Dietetics Internship faculty members are responsible for developing curriculum to ensure intern’s meet the 2017 ACEND® competencies (doc). Projects and assignments can be individualized per facility. We encourage the intern to facilitate a discussion of projects occurring in the facility that may also meet ACEND® competencies.
Listed below are the specific assignments, assessments, discussions, and reflections to meet those competencies:
Professional Practice Evaluation
During the supervised practice, preceptors are asked to complete formal and informal evaluations of the intern’s progress. This is done via an online evaluation form and the intern will provide the link to that form.