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Technical Standards

The following technical standards are expected of all students in the UAMS/CAVHS Dietetic Internship Program:

  1. Cognitive ability to apply nutrition knowledge and critical thinking skills in a variety of settings (clinical, community, administrative, etc)
  2. Ability to integrate scientific information and research into dietetics practice
  3. Ability to communicate effectively in both written and verbal form to clients, the public and other healthcare professionals
  4. Ability to interact appropriately and effectively with peers/co-workers and teachers/supervisors
  5. Ability to manage time effectively, prioritize tasks and work independently
  6. Ability to use positive and negative feedback from faculty and preceptors to strengthen skills

Additionally, students are expected to exhibits professionalism at all times by being punctual, adaptable/flexible, responsible and dependable.  Students are responsible for their own transportation to and from all supervised practice sites.