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RD Training Program

Graduate Coordinated Program in Dietetics

 

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Program Outcomes and Learning Objectives

The GCPD at the University of Washington strives to provide the highest quality program focused on our program goals. The goals and measured outcomes are provided below:

Goal 1 - Program outcomes

Provide an evidence-based curriculum and supervised practice to develop competent dietetic professionals

1.1

90%

of students will successfully pass the GCPD curriculum

1.2

80%

of graduates will rate their preparation for the practice experience as satisfactory

1.3

90%

of students will rate preceptors / sites greater than or equal to satisfactory

1.4

90%

of preceptors will rate students adequately prepared for rotations

1.5

90%

of GCPD interns will successfully complete the practice experience program including a concentration area 

1.6

80%

of graduates will rate their preparation for an entry level position as greater than or equal to satisfactory

1.7

70%

of graduates will rate concentration training as greater than or equal to satisfactory in preparing for their  career

1.8

80%

of masters level graduates will complete their degree within 3 years of admittance or within one year of completing their supervised practice (Note the University of Washington allows masters students six years to complete the degree)

1.9 80% of doctoral level graduates will complete their degree within eight years of admittance

1.10

90%

of graduates will earn a passing score on the Registrations Examination for Dietitians administered by CDR on the first try, within a 5 year period

1.11

80%

of graduates will be employed within the field of dietetics or enrolled in further graduate school, within six months of graduation and beginning a job search

 

Goal 2 - Research and Technology

Integrate research, informatics and technology into courses and the Practice Experience to encourage lifelong learning and advancement of technical skills.

2.1

100%

of didactic courses and clinical conferences will integrate nutrition research principles and evidence based practice into the content and evaluation

2.2

30%

of graduates will demonstrate use of research skills in publication/presentations in their careers within 5 years of completing their graduate degree

2.3

100%

of courses and practice experiences will integrate technology and/or informatics within the curriculum

2.4

70%

of graduates will rate their training as greater than satisfactory in preparing them in the use of appropriate productivity tools (Word processors, spreadsheets, presentation tools, search tools to support EBM, web-based discussion groups, web-based portfolios, statistical analysis programs)

 

Goal 3 - Leadership

Prepare students in the GCPD to assume roles in leadership and policy development

3.1 

90%

of GCPD students will be members of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

3.2

80%

of GCPD students will attend the WSAND Annual Meeting at least once and at least one other local dietetic professional meeting

3.3

10%

of graduates will hold elected/appointed positions in a dietetic professional organization within 5 years of completing the GDPD and their degree

Methods of evaluation include daily feedback and end of rotation evaluations by preceptors, weekly logs and reflections evaluated by GCPD faculty & staff and a portfolio of activities and assignments completed for each rotation.  A formal report is compiled and evaluated by the Program Director at conclusion of the Practice Experience.

Updated May 29, 2014

For questions about the GCPD, please contact:

University of Washington
Nutritional Sciences Program
305 Raitt Hall, Box 353410
Seattle, WA 98195
206.221.8111
GCPD@uw.edu

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