Thank you for serving as a preceptor!
We're thrilled that you're investing in the next generation of dietetics professionals by precepting UConn students! Our students' time with you will be a major component of their academic program and will help to prepare them to lead in their future careers. We hope you'll find the experience rewarding and that you'll continue to work with UConn students for many years to come! The resources below will help ensure that your precepting experience is a win-win. Please contact Dietetics Director Ellen Shanley with any questions or concerns.
Key Documents & Information
- CoreELMS Overview for Preceptors (video)
- Precepting Frequently Asked Questions
- Preceptor Log Form
- Preceptor Verification Form
- Professional Leadership Information
Preceptor Training Videos
Coordinated Dietetics Preceptors (view/print slides)
Dietetic Internship Preceptors (view/print slides)
Additional Opportunities for CPE Credits
In addition to receiving CPE credits for precepting, you can earn additional CPEs from our student Clinical Case Study Presentations. These are coded by the CRD as CPE Activity Type: 110. Case Presentations - "CPEUs may be awarded for attendance at dietetics-related case presentations. Examples may include but are not limited to: Grand rounds, patient case study. One CPEU is equivalent to 1 contact hour." Page 9 of the 2018 PDP Guide requires you to track certain information on this activity for your records. Below are links to a variety of clinical patient care plan presentations. Please contact Ellen Shanley (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Jillian Wanik (email@example.com) with any questions.
NDEP Webinar - Guide to Being an Effective Preceptor Part 1 (1 CPEU) - Main objectives are to: differentiate effective versus ineffective preceptors, identify characteristics of effective preceptors, demonstrate how to be an effective preceptor and mentor.
NDEP Webinar - Guide to Being an Effective Preceptor Part 2 (1 CPEU) - Main objectives are to: recognize important aspects of orienting new interns, distinguish characteristics of interns in relation to helping them succeed, demonstrate effective oral feedback provision for interns, select appropriate intern evaluation tools, and identify strategies to overcome challenges in different rotations.
ACEND Dietetics Preceptor Training Program - This program will provide 8 complimentary CPEUs for preceptors who complete the entire training. For more information and to access the preceptor training modules, please visit: https://www.eatrightpro.org/acend/training-and-volunteer-opportunities/dietetics-preceptor-training-program
Dietetics and MLS interprofessional collaboration project Vitamins, Minerals and Electrolytes:
- Biochemical theory and physiology
- Metabolism and action
- Normal and abnormal states
- Test procedures
- Special precautions, specimen collection and processing, troubleshooting, and interfering substances
- Disease state correlation and dietary intervention