Level of Implementation of the Institute of Medicine Recommended Core Competencies among Dietetics Education Programs

Published:November 05, 2016DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jand.2016.09.017
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      The health care system in the United States has gained attention for concerns related to high costs and poor outcomes. In 2003, citing inadequate preparation of health professionals, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) introduced five core competencies designed to be included in the curricula across health care professions. Professions, including nursing and pharmacy, have assessed the degree to which these competencies have been incorporated into their educational programs. However, little is known about the degree to which these competencies have been implemented into dietetics education. The purpose of this article is to explore the extent to which nutrition and dietetics education has responded to this call for change in the training of future health care professionals and to identify recommendations for the future.
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