Interns are evaluated throughout the program by both preceptors and the program director/coordinator.
The program director/coordinators provide feedback prior to the start of the program through the on-line training modules. Interns are evaluated throughout the pre-rotation experience in Mississippi. Program director/coordinators are also responsible for providing feedback regarding the projects assigned by the program for each rotation.
Preceptors will provide pre-planned evaluations at prescribed points within the rotations; Interns are required to successfully complete the site competencies. Interns are evaluated on their abilities to complete the competencies at a level of reasonable independence and on their ability to perform in a professional and ethical manner. The goal of the internship is to train practitioners able to perform at an entry-level.
Interns will also use the following components during the program
Interns will complete a series of online modules and assignments designed to refresh their knowledge and help correct any deficiencies.
Interns will utilize an online dashboard to keep track of their rotations and submit their competencies for grading. Preceptors will grade interns online. All paperwork will be submitted through this portal. Interns can see at a glance their hours completed, competencies met etc.
Interns will complete a practice exam every month in preparation for the RD exam.
Interns will submit weekly reports detailing their activites each week, the competencies met during that week etc