Mission Statement and Goals

Mission Statement and Goals

Dietetic Internship at Southern Regional

Mission Statement

The mission of the Southern Regional Medical Center (SRMC) Dietetic Internship Program is to prepare dietetic interns to academically and professionally integrate, apply and practice theoretical knowledge in clinical, management and community settings. This knowledge allows our graduates to provide quality and compassionate nutritional care in a cost-effective manner and pursue innovation both in the work place and professional associations as entry-level registered dietitian nutritionists (RDNs).

Program Goals and Objectives

Goal 1 – To prepare graduates to become competent, entry-level registered dietitian nutritionists

  • Objective 1.1 – Graduates will achieve a “first-time” pass rate of 80% on the RD exam over a five-year period
  • Objective 1.2 - 95% of dietetic interns will complete the program within 15 months which is 150% of the 10-month program length.
  • Objective 1.3 – Within 12 months of graduation, at least 75% of graduates will be employed in dietetics or related field.
  • Objective 1.4 - At least 75% of graduates will indicate that the program adequately prepared them for their first entry-level dietetics position.
  • Objective 1.5 – At least 75% of employers will indicate that our program graduates are “competent” as compared to other entry-level dietitians (rating of at least 3 on a 4-point scale).

Goal 2 – To prepare graduates to have lifelong professional growth through providing leadership or service in professional organizations and/or community

  • Objective 2.1 – 75% of graduates will participate in a professional organization
  • Objective 2.2 – 50% of graduates will participate in community activities
  • Objective 2.3 – 10% of graduates will hold leadership roles in professional organizations and/or community related programs.
  • Objective 2.4 – 30% of graduates who do not already possess an advanced degree will complete a master’s degree program within five years after finishing SRMC’s Dietetic Internship