Become a WWDI Preceptor
Wellness Workdays' Distance Dietetic Internship (WWDI) offers the intern a unique opportunity to complete this exciting professional achievement in their location of choice.
Become a Preceptor. Change the Future!
The WWDI is to be completed full-time (9 months, 40 hours per week) or part-time (12 months, 25 hours per week). The WWDI has been granted full accreditation status by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and meets the requirements of 1200 hours of supervised practice experience.
Why Become a Preceptor?
You can make a difference in the lives of students with an interest in wellness programs who are learning to become Registered Dietitians. As the demand for dietetic internships has increased, highly qualified students aren't getting positions, not because they don't have good grades or varied work experiences, but simply because too few dietetic internship positions are available. The profession needs more practitioners who are willing to train and serve as positive role models, to assure that all qualified students can complete their education and sit for the registration exam. We need you!
How Can You Help to Eliminate the Internship Shortage?
Preceptors are the limiting factor in providing a sufficient number of supervised-practice experiences to meet the demand from qualified dietetics students. All practitioners were at one time taught or guided by a volunteer preceptor or skilled practitioner, so each of us has the responsibility to continue in those footsteps by taking an active role in educating the next generation of RDs. If you are already a preceptor please encourage your students, interns and colleagues to consider becoming preceptors too. If you have never been a preceptor or would like to increase your commitment, please sign up with us. If we find interested students in your area, we will contact you.
Thank you, in advance, for your service to the profession!
Adapted from ACEND.