• Must be student members of the ACA Council on Nutrition
• Must be students in a health profession in good academic standing or a newly graduated doctor
• Must complete an exit survey immediately following the experience
a. In-Person - Shadow in-office
• Limit to 1 student per shadow day; student is a respectfully quiet observer
• Student spends ½ day or full day during regular business operations
• If student travels out of state or >3-hour drive, may request additional shadow days
• Must follow office policies for COVID masking and any other COVID protocols
• Student(s) requests a Zoom meeting when cannot travel to office but interested
• Mentor addresses the points under “Mentor Requirements” in an open discussion format
• Anticipate 45 minutes listening to Mentor bio & describe office structure, 15 for QA
• Unlimited availability to program participation
• Learn how to plan for post-doctorate clinical nutrition courses and board-certifications
• Interact and Network with clinical nutrition doctors
• Learn how successful clinical nutrition doctors operate their business
D. What you can expect to learn
a. Nutritional training & different programs to earn nutritional credentials
b. Labs & Testing
c. Neutraceuticals & Supplements
d. In-office or online product dispensaries
e. EHR & Practice Management nutrition software
f. New Patient intake vs Review of Finding & Follow-up schedules
g. Cash vs Insurance for nutrition
h. ICD coding for nutrition
- Must be student members of the ACA Council on Nutrition.
- Must be students in a health profession or newly graduated doctors.
- Must be in good standing academically with their school.
- Students may participate in the mentorship program as many times as they wish as long as they are currently with their student ACA Council on Nutrition membership.
The mentorship program provides an opportunity for a student to observe and interact with a mentor at their practice for 3 days consecutively or non-consecutively at the discretion of the mentor.
- These days will be scheduled around both the mentor and mentee’s availability with the assistance of the Council on Nutrition.
- Students may apply to the mentor-ship program by contacting us or filling out an application.
- A helpful list of “Do’s and Don’ts” and a series of questions to better prepare both participants for a thoroughly educational experience will be provided to the student and mentor. Each participant is encouraged to add to the list of questions to facilitate a more tailored educational experience if so desired.
- All council members who opt-in to being a mentor will be listed as a mentor on the Council on Nutrition website.
- An exit survey will be provided at the end of the mentorship program.
Please contact the office with any questions: admin@councilonnutrition or (540) 252-4733.