Thank you for serving as a preceptor!

We’re thrilled that you’re investing in the next generation of dietetics professionals by precepting UConn students! Our students’ time with you will be a major component of their academic program and will help to prepare them to lead in their future careers. We hope you’ll find the experience rewarding and that you’ll continue to work with UConn students for many years to come! The resources below will help ensure that your precepting experience is a win-win. Please contact Dietetics Director Ellen Shanley with any questions or concerns.

Key Documents & Information

Preceptor Training Videos

Coordinated Dietetics Preceptors (view/print slides)

Additional Opportunities for CPE Credits

In addition to receiving CPE credits for precepting, you can earn additional CPEs from our student Clinical Case Study Presentations. These are coded by the CRD as CPE Activity Type: 110. Case Presentations – “CPEUs may be awarded for attendance at dietetics-related case presentations. Examples may include but are not limited to: Grand rounds, patient case study. One CPEU is equivalent to 1 contact hour.” Page 9 of the 2018 PDP Guide requires you to track certain information on this activity for your records. Below are links to a variety of clinical patient care plan presentations. Please contact Ellen Shanley ( or Jillian Wanik ( with any questions.

Myasthenia Gravis


Alcohol Withdrawal, acute renal failure


Major Depressive Disorder

Pressure Ulcer


Lung Cancer with Brain Mets

Esophageal Cancer



Liver Disease

Other Opportunities

NDEP Webinar – Guide to Being an Effective Preceptor Part 1 (1 CPEU) – Main objectives are to: differentiate effective versus ineffective preceptors, identify characteristics of effective preceptors, demonstrate how to be an effective preceptor and mentor.

NDEP Webinar – Guide to Being an Effective Preceptor Part 2 (1 CPEU) – Main objectives are to: recognize important aspects of orienting new interns, distinguish characteristics of interns in relation to helping them succeed, demonstrate effective oral feedback provision for interns, select appropriate intern evaluation tools, and identify strategies to overcome challenges in different rotations.

ACEND Dietetics Preceptor Training Program – This program will provide 8 complimentary CPEUs for preceptors who complete the entire training. For more information and to access the preceptor training modules, please visit:

Dietetics and MLS interprofessional collaboration project Vitamins, Minerals and Electrolytes:

  • Biochemical theory and physiology
    • Metabolism and action
    • Normal and abnormal states
    • Properties
  • Test procedures
    • Principles
    • Special precautions, specimen collection and processing, troubleshooting, and interfering substances
  • Disease state correlation and dietary intervention

Recording Links

MLS students Dietetics students Lab Panels

MP4 recording link

Kaitlyn Amuso

Mary Stewart

Marisa Ogier

Courtney Leduc

Daniela Vega

Lisa Joyner

The Lipid panel including LDL particle size and LP little a (LPa)


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Mia Rossi

Jonathan Altamirano

Vivian Nguyen

Mackenzie Merriman

Maya Wolanin

The Renal panel: eGFR, BUN and creatinine, urinalysis, and uric acid.


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Katie Brown

Jacki Burr

Nikki Santillo

Paulina Karwowski

Liver function tests: Alk phos, AST, ALT, GGT, bilirubin, LDH


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Jay Lund

Lizzie Gauvain

Alexandra Catanzaro

Scarlett Ball

Stephanie Graffeo

Bone health: Calcium, PTH, calcitonin, calcium, vitamin D, serum calcium (iCal) to albumin ratio


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Vitamin D



Vitamin K