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Community Rotations

Community rotations are 10 weeks long and all rotations are located in our facility or are near by.

Community Projects

 

Cystic Fibrosis Clinic (1 weeks)
Interns will have the opportunity to spend time in our Cystic Fibrosis clinic which is one of only 18 Cystic Fibrosis centers in the US.  They will spend time with the Cystic Fibrosis MS, RD, LD, pulmonary team and other interdisciplinary team members learning about the unique nutritional needs of this population.

Outpatient Adolescent Clinic (1 week)
Interns will work with the MS, RD/LD to provide nutrition assessment and education to the pediatric clinics in the Physician’s Office Center. The intern, with guidance from the MS, RD, LD, will have the opportunity to screen, assess (including physical assessment) and educate patients in the pediatric Adolescent clinics in the areas of allergy, nephrology, pulmonary and adolescent reproductive clinic.

Diabetes Education Center - (1 week) 
Interns will have the opportunity to work with the RD, LD and nurse educators to provide diabetic education for outpatients. They will also participate in billing of MNT services.

Fairmont State University*** - (1 week) 
Interns will have the opportunity to work with several RD, LD’s in the university setting. They will prepare lesson plans, teach classes and also work with the director of the WV Child Nutrition Program helping plan programs and state meetings.

Public Health (WIC) - (1 week) 
Interns are given the opportunity to become familiar with the WIC organization and learn the eligibility requirements and referral procedures for WIC patients. The intern will observe the role of the RD/LD in selecting and counseling patients including prenatal, postpartum, and pediatric education both in a group and individual setting.

Outpatient Pediatric Clinic - (1 week)
Interns will work with the MS, RD/LD to provide nutrition assessment and education to the pediatric clinics in the Physician’s Office Center. The intern, with guidance from the RD/LD, will have the opportunity to screen, assess (including physical assessment) and educate patients in the GI, Endocrine and Lipid clinics. Interns will have exposure with outside agencies such as Children with Special Healthcare needs to complete nutritional care plans as needed.

Outpatient Cancer Center - (1 week) 
Interns will have the opportunity to work with the RD, LD assessing and educating patients with different complications relating to their cancer and/or treatment.

WVU Family Medicine - (1 week)
Interns will work with the MS, RD, LD, CDE at the outpatient Family Medicine clinic.  Interns will have experience working with the dietitian counseling patients, learning about Head Start and working with the Diabetes Clinic as part of the Patient Centered Medical Home service.

***Designates facilities which may be outside of town and require travel. A vehicle is required since these facilities are anywhere from 15-40 minutes outside of town. The community hospital site is located approximately 45 minutes north of town. Meals are provided.