It’s a Twofer…Help Students and Help the Community!
Preceptors Needed for Student-led Clinic
The Phillips Neighborhood Clinic (PNC) is free and completely student-led. University of Minnesota Academic Health Center students work together on multi-disciplinary teams (medical, pharmacy, dental, physical therapy, mental health/social work, dietetics and nursing) to serve an ethnically diverse and institutionally underserved population. The clinic offers a great service to the community, and the nutrition students would really appreciate your time and experience.
The PNC offers nutrition services every Monday night from 6:00PM-9:00PM. The typical clientele that our nutrition team would see have chronic diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, etc. We have very few children coming into the clinic. Nutrition students do the majority of the counseling utilizing motivational interviewing as much as possible.
Nutrition students are only able to counsel at the clinic with the oversight of Registered/Licensed Dietitians. The preceptor’s role is to oversee the public health nutrition students in the nutrition care process. It is also to intervene if the student is uncomfortable providing education and provide additional expertise should something crucial be left out when speaking to a patient. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are offering preceptors the opportunity to be in-person or on-call.
If interested in being a preceptor, you must have the following:
Current licensure in MN
Availability on multiple Monday evenings from 6:00PM-9:00PM
BONUS: Preceptors receive FREE registration to the annual “National Maternal, Infant & Child Nutrition Intensive Course”, which takes place at the University of Minnesota every summer. This course provides a continuing education certificate (provides CPEs).
For more information, please contact Nutrition Coordinators Tricia Alexander and Erika Swant at email@example.com.